Lessons from a small time 'creator'. Part III: On motivation.
The primary reason why I write is because I want to leave something of purpose behind, and because I've been endowed with that desire. I don't know why that is, but it's a necessary part of who I am. It's an odd thing for me to think there are people out there who have no desire to create. It's so foreign I can't even fathom how that would feel for me personally.
Oh Igor this rules. So grateful for your writing (editing) and your recipes!
Thanks for the shout-out Igor! Great insights into an important topic. You continue to prove why we all should bother.
Excellent post! It reminds me of something Marie Forleo said— her whole relationship with her significant other he had been trying to get her on a juice cleanse. He would give the pros, the cons, etc. it wasn’t until she heard a health guru online that she finally thought— hey, Josh & I should go on a juice cleanse. Of course he was super annoyed. But the point is, we sometimes need to be in the right state of mind, and hear a message said a particular way for the message to actually sink in. You can hear something a million times and have it not actually click until you are ready to hear it. That’s why staying the course and spamming is so important. It’s not about what you say, it’s about how many times you say it so that when they are ready, you are already there waiting for them.
First of all, that André Gide quote made me laugh. Thanks. Secondly: YOU KNOW PUNIT!!! Punit is the best, I'm a total fan.
Great post, this one. I'm moving on to the spam one, and simultaneously to Kristin Lueke's substack. I love poetry.
You gotta do it for intrinsic reasons for sure, otherwise you never do it long enough for anything extrinsic to happen.
I don't know if you heard that one, but David and I talk about this here:
Excellent piece! Love all the quotes and references. Well done Igor!
Please continue to bother, Igor. You do inspire at least one person in this giant crazy world! 😀