Doing What You Love for a Living
I had a Twitter exchange this morning that I thought would make a great blog post–no, a series of blog posts–no, a series of blog posts and a book for creative geniuses (genii?) later on. I had tweeted, “Don’t follow trends. Write what you love.” And a writer replied, “What if I’m the only one who loves it?” That’s a fantastic question, and one I could not wait to answer more thoroughly than Twitter’s 140 characters allow. So there are a couple of truths at work here. One is this: It is not possible that in a world of 7.3 billion, no one else loves what you love. And that’s not because there are so many of us that the odds are in your favor. It’s because we all come from the same Source, and we’re all evolving at roughly the same pace, in the grand scheme. We don’t have too many still living in caves these days. There’s a powerful collective consciousness underlying the human condition. I pointed out that there is an audience out there for anything you can invent, because if you are drawn to it, so are piles of others whose tastes have been shaped by similar experiences here on Planet Earth in the 20th-21st centuries. And the basic truth is that we’re all just shoots from the same root. But there’s something even bigger going on here. And that is the powerful Law of Attraction, which, very simply put states that like attracts like. If you, deep down in your heart of hearts, believe you are the only one who likes your creations, then that is the signal you are emitting, and that is the reality you are attracting and the experience you are creating. If you believe that there are hundreds of thousands of people out there who will love your creations, then that is the signal you are emitting, the reality you are attracting and the experience you are creating.