“And what I have to sort of keep telling myself when I get really psyched out about [creative success] is don’t be afraid. Don’t be daunted. Just do your job. Continue to show up for your piece of it, whatever that might be. If your job is to [make images, then make your images]. If the divine, cockeyed genius assigned to your case decides to let some sort of wonderment be glimpsed, for just one moment through your efforts, then “Olé!†And if not, [make your images] anyhow. And “Olé!†to you, nonetheless. I believe this and I feel that we must teach it. “Olé!†to you, nonetheless, just for having the sheer human love and stubbornness to keep showing up.â€

Elizabeth Gilbert on Creative Genius