Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. — Steve Jobs
I used to read that quote and only see the part about time and not wasting it. I have an inner clock that just keeps on ticking, reminding me that time is a-wastin’.
It was only recently I really took note of that last sentence in the quote. The one about trusting my heart and intuition.
When I make art from my head it’s almost always about technique and marketability. When I trust my heart, the art speaks. Maybe not to everyone but the ones who do hear it? They’re my peeps.
Besides, even if it only ever speaks to me, that’s enough because in committing to a creative life, art starts with exploring the inner self.
This week, before you sit down to create, take a moment to get out of your head and connect to your heart.