The One Thing, simply put, features one thing on the internet that captured my attention and that I believe is worthy of yours.
The trick to creativity is that there is no trick.
Since I can’t come close to explaining this as well as Eddie Smith does, I will simply share this and then encourage you to read the rest:
The process of creativity isn’t glamorous. It’s simply about hard work, the management of emotions, and delayed showmanship. And it’s necessarily lonely. To want to be creative—truly creative—is to want to entertain, which is often depressingly opposite of being entertained.
Real creativity is the dull and failure-fraught art of giving people things they never asked for. Out of the blue.
If you’re killing yourself trying to be creative (I know I often am), stop and read this instead.