Monday Inspiration: How to Conquer Hardships

Writings By Ender

Creatives, like everyone else, undergo hardships. Life can’t bend to our artistic whims and we’re forced to abide by the laws of reality. There will be hardships. In family, or friends, at work, or in our leisure the inevitable hardship will strike. The dedicated creative, the passionate worker is left at an impasse when squaring up with hardship. Do they back down on creative pursuits until the hardship passes, or do they otherwise endure fighting against the whirlwind. The artistically noble thought is the latter, of course, but the answer is often much more nuanced.

Those who brave the tempest come to realize a peculiarity of hardship: it has a way of distilling. We often spread ourselves thin to translucence on various projects and hobbies. While battling the tempest, there is no time for those extraneous things. In hardship forces you to sift through the life-crud and to focus on…

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