Why do you create? For whom do you create? Approaching our craft with this question in mind can help focus our work. It also helps set the mood for the day, even when you are not in your best mood. It helps discern the goal – for what you work for or towards.
When you approach your craft with Love, you are in for a great day at what you do best. When you approach your craft with love for your Creator, then it makes all the difference. You are gifting something to others and to your “God” or however you happen to call him/her/it. Assuming this attitude will not only get you thru your daily task, it will improve it, make it better, because you are offering it to your Creator.
Next time you are about to paint, write, or do what you do best, answer this question. The answer will set up the mood of the day. If your answer is – for the agent or publisher, for the pesky boss … then maybe you should go back and reexamine your reasons.
If you don’t believe in a spiritual level, then the answer should be for you – for your contentment and happiness.
We all have to work to pay the bills, care for the family, and many other commitments; however, it is how we approach our craft that makes the difference.