The reverse greatness process

I want to create something grand. I want to create something special, magnificent, jaw-dropping. I want my work to give people goosebumps. I want my work to transcend me.

This constant “wanting” of mine is a problem. The more I “want” greatness, the less I’ll create it. I’ll start to see individual frames and words – the building blocks of my work, as inadequate. Backspace. Backspace. Delete. New file. Backspace. Backspace. Delete. Is that a productive process? Deleting every little thing I make just because it’s not a masterpiece?

I want greatness like a child wants candy. But the more I beg for it, the less likely it is that I’ll get my way.

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