Some things you can get by drawing out a plan and work for it. Like to finish running a marathon.
The goal is clear. And what you need to do to reach that goal is clear: systematic training, nutrition, and rest — strategy and execution. Simple but hard.
But there are goals that are much harder to reach.
I’m not saying running a marathon is easy. Gosh no. The longest I’ve ever run was 10k and it was five years ago before I got myself a cozy home. You need great discipline to train yourself and you need strong mind power for it, too.
I’m talking about those goals that are too ambiguous to plan for it.
Like being a creative, a storyteller, or an artist.
What does it mean to be all these things above?
It’s not about what you want to do. It has something to do with what you have done.
But it has the most to do with what you are doing.
Being a creative, a storyteller, or an artist, is not about strategy. There is no concrete plan.
What you need is to keep producing, keep creating, keep shipping.
The process is all that matters to call yourself a creative, a storyteller, or an artist.
Other things are just hypes and distractions.