So once again, you get off the bus, grab the cab, race back, and find a new platform. This goes on all your creative life, always showing new work, always being compared to others.
What to do? It’s simple: Stay on the bus. Stay on the f**king bus.
Why? Because if you do, in time you will begin to see a difference.
— Arno Rafael Minkkinen (2013) The Helsinki Bus Station Theory
Lawrence linked me this article by Arno Rafael Minkkinen, and he was able to extract this perfect passage from it. It’s from the Helsinki Bus Station Theory. And while I can’t confirm given I’m still on that bus, it rings as one of the best metaphors I’ve ever seen on the topic.
Read the full article, it’s definitely worth it.