You’re a spirited, passionate type. And, like most creatives, doing it all seems like a totally legit goal when you’re fired up about a new idea. You commit to making time to work on it every single night. Weekends too, if that’s what it takes (and it usually does).
To keep the spark alive (or not)?
But just as passionately as this idea came into your life, it can fizzle out just as dramatically. How do you know when a passion project is worth fighting for or letting go of?
Ask your Passion Meter:
- When did this passion project come into my life?
- What was my motivation at the time?
- Is that motivation still true?
- How would I feel if I never finished this project?
- Will completing this project make me happy?
- Am I working on this project out of guilt or fear?
- Is there another passion project that’s calling to me more?
Take your time with these questions. Write them out and work through them in your sketchbook. Your time and energy is precious, and passion projects require both, so it’s good to know what you’re committing to.
When you choose to spend your limited creative time on the passion projects that mean the most to you, your muse will respond in kind – and you’ll both be happier, inspired and more productive.