Writing

Elizabeth Gilbert on the drive to keep creating

Last week I shared Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED Talk on the creative genius and the expectations we place on people.

A few years after that talk, she gave another one – this time it was about how to navigate the vagaries of creative work – not just thinking about creativity and genius but also how to get back into a productive state where you can not only shield yourself from expectations and fears but also carry on with your work and reconcile both failure and success.

And she makes a good point about what home is – she asks what one loves more than one loves oneself or one’s ego and that that, whatever it might be, is where one is truly home, when doing that.

I think it’s a good question to keep asking oneself throughout one’s life and it’s something worth passing on so here you go – let me know what you think in the comments:

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