I love that work adds up.
Think of a singer, for example.
There is little chance to be heard after the release of one single.
But what about releasing one album a year for 30 years?
See, the larger your back-catalog is, the larger chance you have of being heard.
And here, I think, is the catch:
The more attention one piece of your work gets – the more valuable ALL of your work becomes.
One hit today will increase the sales of all previous albums.
This is true for all artists.
I don’t know about you, but I find this idea both fascinating and encouraging.
Build a body of work.
One day you might just surprise yourself with what you have created.
More often than not, our creative dreams aren’t launched overnight. They are built gradually. When you are in a season of life when you can’t dedicate hours a day to your craft, it can feel like you’re standing still. But at those times, when the odds are overwhelming and the busyness is suffocating, you still have something to give. The effort may seem small and insignificant, but the work adds up.
-Jeff Goins, Real Artists Don’t Starve