The Deeper Meaning #3

Matty Kerr is co-creator with John Brancaccio of The Working Experience. He is also a filmmaker and published author. Listen to the full episode on iTunes and Spotify and visit our website: theworkingexperience.com for videos, merchandise and more. You can also find us on Facebook, Linked In, Instagram, and Twitter.

That’s good enough.

That’s how it has to be when doing a creative project because it will never be perfect. It just has to be good enough.

Creativity is mostly about making choices and making decisions. There are an infinite amount of ways to make a film, write a novel, paint a picture, write a song etc. It is not a matter of one choice being correct and another choice being wrong.

It is a matter of making a decision and moving forward.

That is the different between creative work and non-creative work. Filling out a tax return or a renewal for a driver’s license is not creative. There is a right way and a wrong way to do it. If you do not do it the right way, it will be rejected.

A hundred people could look at the same script and make suggestions on how to shoot it. None of them are wrong, but none of them are right.

Frustrating, yes, but also exhilarating.

Creating something truly original requires patience and confidence. Because no one knows the answer.

That’s fine. It’s more than fine; it is wonderful. If there were an answer, one right answer, what would be the point? We would all be copying the same answer over and over.

What would you be creating?

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Matty Kerr

Matty Kerr

Co-creator and cohost of The Working Experience Podcast. We explore what people do for work, how they do it and how they feel about it. Twice a week!