When growth really isn’t.
This was inspired by a conversation with my oldest son Joshua, as he and I were looking at what defines our paths forward.
“I think a life for music is a well-spent one.”
What I have learned, is that the¬† things which I embrace and implement into my life, act as filters. They color my perceptions and growth, or lack thereof.
Did you know that sometimes growth is not such a great thing?
I have found that often the most remarkable creative moments are happened upon by walking in place, or even backwards so that your perception is in step with a reality that growth would have taken you away from.
This is why, within the context of an artist’s life you will see periods of work, that history will later describe as being great, definitive of that person’s ability to do whatever it is, he or she does.
Warhol would not have become Warhol, or Monet become synonymous with such a definition of a style, were it not for this.
Seth Godin had this to say about taste and fashion today.
This week I had multiple big projects to assess. Work with civic action groups endeavoring to fix some things in my town, designing a shoot and campaign for a prestigious ocean lifestyle marque, looking at how growth should go for a very promising Corporation, and designing an Art show on the “Gaviota Coast”, which is under assault by developers due to it’s pristine nature.
I saw something being repeated to me in each project. Sometimes the way forward, is really found in walking backwards a bit.
You are never really sure how the variables will be forward. But looking back, you will know. Because it happened.
Want a good future?
Watch where you step. It will determine the view.