Young artists are often concerned because they feel unmotivated. They feel like the gap they have to cross, in terms of skill level, is so vast that it seems impossible. They’re wondering if college is a good path. They want to know how to manage their time. Is freelance a good option when you’re first getting started? All completely valid questions and concerns. Fortunately these questions have been answered many times by experienced and intelligent people. I’ve collected some of my favorite resources here. My sincere hope is that people who are feeling stuck in some aspect of their career will find something on this page that shakes up their perspective, and enables them to move forward in a constructive way.
Seven Strange Questions That Help You Find Your Life Purpose by Mark MansonLacking Motivation? I Hope This Helps. by Jon Troy NickelAnalytical Thinking by Ben Mathis10,000 (wasted) hours by Noal BradelyWhy Procrastinators Procrastinate by Tim UrbanPeople Think Your Art is Bad by Peter Mohrbacher
If reading books isn't a frightening prospect, I highly recommend "Eat That Frog!" by Brian Tracy and "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield. They're both excellent resources to help shed light on how to actually get things accomplished with your creative projects. I recommend them to anyone who's struggling to finish their passion projects in a timely manor or at all. You can get them online. Or even better, go support your local book store, because book stores are rad.