Create First

Every creative person I know balances their creation – their true work – with many other obligations. Family, home care, email, promotion, business work, teaching, traveling, and on and on.

All of it will be more bearable if you create first. First do your true work, and then do everything else.

It’s not always easy to prioritize creative work in the face of a sink full of dishes, or a stack of invoices to send out. It’s the right thing to do.

Create first. It will make the rest of your work lighter, and you will be steps farther along on your creative journey.