Your creative ideas are more than just fleeting thoughts—they are your unique property, and only you can decide their importance. The world may not always encourage you to speak your truth through your art, but don’t let circumstances dictate your ability to express yourself creatively. If you have something to say, take whatever inconvenient action is necessary to express it; otherwise, you risk carrying your unexpressed music with you to the end.
Your creative expression is akin to a fingerprint, and there will never be another one exactly like yours. When you leave this world, so does your unexpressed art.
Professionals understand the luxury of writing only when it’s convenient is one they can’t afford. Unless given the space to create, you’ll have to fight for it, often requiring time and resources you don’t readily possess. Your music won’t be handed to you, and nobody will value your art until you are willing to take the first 10 steps alone.
If you have music in your head and a desire to bring it to life, treat it as if your voice and creativity were placed inside you to make the world a better place. Your voice is important, and you only have one life to express it; otherwise, it’s lost forever. Every great artist had to believe in themselves before their greatness fully unfolded. They prioritized their voices, even when life circumstances and common sense told them there was no time, and their ideas weren’t good enough to share.
Remember, every excuse you have for not sharing your music is the same excuse successful artists had to fight through. You are them; the only difference is the time gap between where you are and where you want to be. This doesn’t guarantee fame, but isn’t it better to look back on your life knowing you gave it your all?
Great ideas often have humble beginnings. A great song is crafted from raw ingredients, and it takes time to hone your craft. Not every creation will be a winner, but those who believe they are just one great song away from their goals often succeed.
In truth, art without doubts, setbacks, and challenges can be bland, lacking the human aspect. Obstacles are a good thing; they lead to innovation and fresh ideas. While we all wish for perfect songs to fall from the sky, the truth is that great ideas come to those who have proven they won’t waste the gift. The muse is attracted to those willing to work, regardless of its immediate presence.
Don’t enter the world of music thinking it’s an easy path. Make music because you believe what you have to say is worth hearing.
Don’t die with your music still stuck inside you.
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