Crazy Creative (Aka Do What You Love or You’ll Go Crazy)

Who are you going to be today?

There are so many things we can do and be and have access to in a single day. But there’s only so many hours to give. We are all bound by the resource of time. The question is, what’s the most relevant actions we can do? What’s going to help us to get to reaching mastery and a better life? What are the most important things we can do today?

What do you need to do today that will make you satisfied when your head hits the pillow and refreshed when you wake up in the next day?

I’ve chosen a life of pursuing creativity, and if I go a long time without creating or honing my crafts I GO CRAZY. I feel dull, crabby, achy, heartbroken, hangry, and all-around miserable. I think if you know what you’re passionate about but you don’t do that passion you die a little inside.

That’s one reason why I am so adamant about practicing daily habits. 

If there is a voice within you telling, imploring, yelling at you to paint, then you need to make painting a part of your daily life. A painter will never be as happy as he or she can be unless they have painting in their daily life.

Sometimes I’ll forget this. I’ll go weeks without writing, picking up a guitar, a mic or something else I love and then wonder, ‘why am I so miserable?!’. 

Oh right.

I haven’t been doing thing things I was meant to do.

As difficult as a daily habit may seem — and something is — a life without your passion is even more so. Creative expression is our way out of the hell we something lock ourselves in.

I know, I know. ‘I’m just too busy.’ Work and relationships and money and family and cleaning and laundry and a million others things I have to do and think about first… 

Wrong. Passion first. Pursuing what you love will make you a better employee, partner, sibling, and responsible human.

First, there MUST be you, your canvas and some paint.

This isn’t selfishness, this is maintenance. Without it, you’ll go crazy and drive everyone around you crazy too.

Photography, design, music, film, theater, basketball, podcasting, storytelling, writing… whatever your creative expression is, go out there today and make it a part of your daily experience of being ALIVE.

Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
 — Josh Waggoner

IG: @Renaissance.Life

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