Process does not = outcome. Don’t confuse the two.
Don’t fall into the “input x leads to output y” trap. That’s corporatism — office desks, cubicles, ducks in a row, predictable recipes — not creativity.
Any creative pursuit is creative precisely in that its outcome cannot be guaranteed; it cannot be predicted; it cannot be predicated upon.
Rather than getting caught up in chasing outcomes, chase the practice.
The process of sitting down to do the work is the one and only thing you have within your control.
- Process: I can control.