I’d love for everything to work out in my favor. The hard part is the challenges that come before the reward. The challenge isn’t always the tilling or busy work. It’s not always connecting and creating the best log line. The challenge that comes before the reward is often the same wall I keep running into.
This is where it’s more about letting the art challenge me to become better than I was when I started. Some of us (me) work for the internal reward and those of us who do, need our art to challenge us. If our art doesn’t challenge us and push into something better there isn’t enough gain in it. The growth is the reward.