Don’t chase the high, follow the heart
During a recent podcast interview, I heard a hugely successful actor offer a great piece of advice to young performers.
Don’t be famous, be legendary. Fame is the industrial disease of creativity, he said. It’s a sludgy by product if making things.
What a bold statement. Considering we live in a world where attention trumps accomplishment, where a person’s fame tends to eclipse their actual contributions as a creator, his advice is sorely needed.
And yet, that doesn’t give us permission to hide from the world. If we insist on keeping our music locked up inside ourselves, we’ll always be winking in the dark.
The trick is finding the balance.
How time did you spend working on your legacy today?