We live in an age of immediate gratification. The world is at our fingertips and we can have (almost) whatever we want thanks to Prime shipping. In the words of Veruca Salt, “I want it now!” And do you remember, we didn’t like her. This makes waiting for positive feedback, a step forward, or any progress on a long term goal for creatives all the more painful.
We seek out a modicum of pleasure in the quick response to a post via any one of the social media time-sucks (those little thumbs-up and likes can really do a number on the ego, can’t they?!), and we can check our inbox a hundred times a day (because very little actually arrives in physical mailboxes any more), because we can’t seem to wait. We want satisfaction, and we want it now. It’s makes the “patience is a virtue” phrase all the more relevant.
The creative path is not the way for those who desire a “quick fix”. Creatives need to find a balance in this fast paced world and remember that we need to put in the time and effort to reap the reward, and it starts with this:
I want this as a poster on my wall. In fact, I may do just that. It’s easy to get sidetracked, and I know this from experience, but no more.
Stay strong, my friends! Wishing you all the best with your goals!