…me, the more focused you must be on those few things which matter most. Yet, as Jim Rohn has said, “A lot of people don’t do well simply because they major in minor things.”
There can also be an additional, insidious effect: rather than being appreciated as a responsible craftsperson who’s able to find a uniquely suited voice for each project, one can suddenly find themselves classed as a lowly jobber… a middling talent with no “voice” of their own.
I think the fact is, you don’t try to have ideas. You simply try to be receptive to their arrival. And this receptivity is something that can be practiced. It’s a door that can be opened, closed, and opened again.