Two opposing laws seem to be in contest. Which law will prevail, only God knows. But of this we may be sure—that science will obey the law of humanity, and will always labour to enlarge the frontiers of life.
Among the principals to building a creative life, this one stands alone. For all the others, whether you apply them or not really is a question of direction and character and your own personal strengths. This lone concept is what I would urge you to do, regardless of how it might seem at first. Try this. See if it works for you as it has for me.
All creative professions reach a point where the divide must be crossed. You leave behind the creative act, and you enter the commercial realm. What is absolutely vital is to recognize this, and define it, and do your utmost to keep the two separate.
The creative arts are driven by one set of principals. The commercial world is bound by a totally different set of laws.
They feed upon one another. They require each other. The existence of both are intertwined.
But maintaining a clear mental and emotional separation between them is vital to heightening your creative drive. Read more