- She’s a natural.
- Everything he does seems to turn to gold.
- They have “the it” factor.
Attributing fellow artists’ accomplishments to anything but work ethic, desire to learn and dedication is a grave mistake for our own creativity.
Yet, it’s easy to fall into this dishonoring thinking pattern.
Would we think/speak this way with any other occupations or hobbies?
- He’s a natural at building houses. He was born that way.
- She just knows accounting. I don’t know how but she’s just got that “it factor’.
- He’s so lucky at writing software and getting it to the market.
Ridiculous, right? Then why do we sometimes think/speak this way about the work and success of our fellow creatives? Somehow it feels right (or good) for us to downplay the work of others and emphasize luck instead. Continue reading “Degrading Other Creatives”