It's never occurred to me that creativity can come from a place of insecurity, but this video made me think about it. I'm a confident guy, and I get my creativity in the same way Chris Do gets it: by being optimistic and believing that reaching the top of the mountain only shows you the next peak to start climbing.
Debbie Millman, who creates podcasts like Design Matters, gives her method of being creative, and that it's due to the pursuit of being of value, that she's basically proving to herself that what she's doing is worth something, and that she herself is of value with every project she works on.
What I was wondering is which one is best, to be as confident as possible and to believe that you will reach the next frontier once you've completed the first, or if you should keep on climbing your mountain and that that's your goal in life?
I'm not close to where I want to be in my career, and what I mean by "career" is not really a black and white scenario, but I do believe the best is yet to come and that my being won't ever grow old with regards to being creative. I might change, and my circumstances will affect my mental state, but I will ignite the fire each day with a spark of inspiration, whether it's a video like this, an amazing song, or some photographe that speaks to me in a language I'm still learning. I don't believe I'll ever reach my peak, although Chris mentions that some people hold themselves back in order to prevent reaching their peak, but if I had to choose one, I'm an optimist, not really a realist.
What do you think? Will you reach the top one day and not be able to do better, bigger jobs, or are you only able to see the next mountain to climb when you reach the peak of the one you're on?