Creating consumes. It is all day, every day. It knows neither weekends nor vacations. It is not when we feel like it. It is habit, compulsion, obsession, vocation. The common thread that links creators is how they spend their time. No matter what you read, no matter what they claim, nearly all creators spend nearly all their time on the work of creation. There are few overnight successes and many up-all-night successes.
— Ashton Kevin (2013) Creative People Say No
This is a very interesting topic, and one so hardly understood. I think that it helps a lot if you start thinking that the kind of “yes” commented in the article is a social yes, on in other terms a specific skill by itself, a specific kind of creativity in my opinion, that is the one of connecting people. There are people really good at it, and people – like me – really bad ad it. Pushing to do something you’re average at surely improves you (often, at a deeper level than you expect) but it’s still something you’re average at.
Either way, the point made by the article is indeed interesting, or as a Roberto was saying the other day:
All the time you spend following someone’s else dream is time you’re not spending following your dream.
Thanks to Lawrence for the link.