Ally wrote a brilliant piece on why creative people don’t succeed — at least as much as they should succeed. On the surface, it doesn’t seem to make sense. You’d think creative people are the ones with the ideas and the ability to carry out those ideas.
I’ve been struggling a bit of late with my ability to focus. Whether it be design, writing, podcasting — all areas of my work life have been running inefficiently and it’s something I haven’t been able to figure out why.
When you struggle with depression like I have, you have a tendency to cling to things that bring you hope. The search for significance runs deep, and our yearning to be loved can bare some really devastating consequences when not handled properly.