Daily Creativity Is WD-40 For The Soul
If you aren’t doing it yet, I highly recommend creating something every single day.
It doesn’t matter if it’s carving driftwood into birds or writing haiku or producing EDM beats or designing the interiors of tiny homes — give yourself a daily dose of creative output.
Emptying our creative reservoir daily keeps the sprockets of our soul turning.
When we surrender to a life of consumption — always taking in but never pushing out — the soul’s natural inclination to express itself creatively corrodes. The darn thing rusts like a piece of scrap metal left out to the mercy of the elements.
If you’re looking to get more out of life, you have to give more of your own life. And not just when the conditions are perfect or when you have time in your busy schedules, but every single day.
Picasso said it best,
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
Give your gift away today — right now — stop reading this and create something.
It all starts with one sentence.
One video clip.
One line of code.
And when the sun rises tomorrow, do it all over again. Then the following day. And the day after that.
Do it again and again and again and eventually you’ll get in your groove.
The rust that began to build around your soul will start to fall away.
And for heaven’s sake don’t worry about finding a niche or a demographic or a genre or demand —
The action of creating is the only thing you’re responsible for. It’s the only thing you have control over.
The rest unfolds as we dedicate ourselves more and more to our craft.
If you do it consistently, every single day, eventually all of the puzzle pieces to your creative calling will arrange themselves into position.
All of the resources for you to scale and advance and realize your gift at a deeper level will coalesce right in front of you.
But it’s important to never forget that your choice to create something daily — no matter how polished, no matter how imperfect — should be with the intention of healing and enriching and advancing the life of the other.