Tuesday, July 5, 2011

No Excuses

"There are no excuses," he said. Charlie Peacock continued to talk about the dynamics of trying to write, record and produce at home while his kids were running wild. Meanwhile, he continued to write, record and produce great art in spite of life's distractions.

Two weeks ago we had to have our transmission replaced, which cost over $3,000. Ouch. Those kind of hurdles tend to feel like giant shadows over my creativity.

Life's circumstances will always justify our failures. But the truth about creativity is that art needs to come out in spite of, or because of, what is going on in the world around us.

So remember next time something comes up that justifies your inability to follow through: There are no excuses.

Keep writing,



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1 comment:

  1. Good post. It reminded me of this quote by Thomas Monson: "Any excuse, no matter how valid, only weakens the character."