Patient Restlessness in an Artist's Soul

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There’s a war inside an artist’s soul.

Deep down, we know that all great things take time and yet we want it all and we want it now.

In a culture hell-bent on instant gratification, we often lose the beautiful art of the steady pursuit of meaningful, long-term goals.

But there’s a way to have both, to reconcile the two opposing forces battling inside of us.

Be restless and intense about your short-term tasks.

Be patient and steady with regard to your long-term vision.

Be fast, intense and relentless with what you have to do today.

Be calculating, consistent and patient with regard to your ultimate vision.

This is how the empowered artist burns hot as an inferno on one level and is cool as ice on another.