Everything good takes time.
We have to get comfortable with the idea that the work worth doing almost always never comes to fruition immediately.
Our craft is also likely to be misunderstood for long periods. There will be periods of self-doubt and chapters of confusion, all signals that the muse wants us to keep going.
If we’re 100% certain about where we’re headed, then we need a little more nuance and complexity in our life.
Being vulnerable and taking on challenges fuel aliveness, preventing one from getting too satisfied with results.
As the Japanese artist Hokusai said:
“Until the age of 70, nothing I drew was worthy of notice. At 110, every dot and every stroke will be as though alive.”Hokusai
If we work on something long enough, it should look just as simple and confounding as when we first found it.