Have To Do For Love To Do

“If you don’t eat yer meat, you can’t have any pudding.” -Pink Floyd, “Another Brick In The Wall”

“The secret of happiness is not to do what you like to do, but to learn to like what you have to do.” -King George V

Let’s face it, even if you’re living the dream, doing the exact job you love, there are tons of un-fun things you still have to do. Necessary things in order to do what you love. (I don’t know a single actor who loves learning lines, for example.) That’s where discipline, having a big vision and knowing your why kick in. Along with having a great attitude (“I get to do this Vs. “I have to do this.”)

Producing, an often thankless job, comes to mind. There are a lot of details, a lot of tasks and a lot of moving parts you’d rather not engage in.

But if you lean into these tasks, carry them out to the absolute best of your ability, your reward will be great.

Which is, you get to make the art you love and create a great experience for your fellow artists and the audience.

What’s better than that?

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