Getting clear on the intentions behind writing

A realization I’ve been working with lately is what is the intention behind anything I’m doing. When I look at a lot of why I’ve done whatever I’ve done its been because of a desire to be recognized. And I think when you have something like that it can become its own demon for you.

In holding presence with this need to be recognized, something I’ve had to ask myself is would I do what I’m doing if I don’t have an audience. And if I can’t say yes to that, then I have to question where I’m doing it for the right reason.

But don’t you need an audience, you might ask.

An audience is important but when you start out there is no audience and it isn’t why you’re writing or doing whatever it is you’re doing. You’re doing it because it needs to be done.

When you can do something without the lust for a result, just doing it for the sake of doing it, you’re letting go of expectation. Hard to do, but if you can do it, then it changes your creativity. It isn’t about pleasing someone or getting a response or a like or a clap. It’s just doing it because it needs to be done and you’ve been chosen to do it.