Tuesday, June 21, 2011


To be totally excited about it, I think I need to believe that it's meaningful, awesome work.  To bring even more enthusiasm, I need to know deep down that my work is interesting and that people like it.  I suffer from such a debilitating self-doubt, especially being around so many other great artists that I need to figure out how to deal with this so I can really fall in love my my work again and make something worthwhile.

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” is a great line from Emerson. If there’s no enthusiasm in what you do, it won’t be remarkable and certainly won’t connect with people on an emotional basis. But, if you put that magic energy into all of your work, you can create something that touches people on a deeper level. How can you bring MORE enthusiasm into your work? What do you have to think or believe about your work to be totally excited about it? Answer it now.
(Author: Mars Dorian)

1 comment:

Katie said...

There's this moment during what ever I'm writing (thesis, short stories, longer works) where I literally begin to HATE everything I've put on the page.

"This is garbage," I say. "Why do I think I can write?"

And then I pick myself up and write through it. And it gets better and when it's done I look back and LOVE what I used to hate.