You Either Create Or You Consume

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My philosophy has always been that to be great at anything you must do it rather than just watch it. There are different levels of difficulty and reward in both, but you can't sit in the middle. I'm not harshing consumers, I'm encouraging creators who are borderlining the two to really go all in!

My point is that if you're a creator then create, don't sit around watching. Whether that means you want to create content or be successful, don't just watch other creators and tip videos and success gurus, you'll get lost putting off actually doing anything.

This isn't just about creating and consuming, that's more of a for instance of the principle. If you wanted to be a magician, go be a magician or you'll end up just being a member of the audience. And that's okay if you just want to watch magic, but if you're trying to make something of it, don't get caught up in the middle.

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I beg to differ. One is able to find inspiration by watching others. You can to emulate certain things that you found entertaining. Certain techniques and such. The key is balance. You spend too much too watching, you will do less.

I don't think you shouldn't watch anything. But the point is to make a distinction and be aware of that. If you want to create then you have to actually do it.

Very interesting points. Glad to have been an inspiration ^^. I relate very much with that of if you want to be a creator you can't be a consumer, or at least consume only little. Being a creator is a lifestyle I would say, a life in which you have to devote yourself to the content you make, that's it.

Yeah exactly. Some people took it offensively, that's why I repeatedly said I by no means am condemning consumption, but if you want to create you got to dedicate and that makes total sense. Appreciate your support!

You're welcome. ^^

I kind of like your reference to the term "Magicians" as I tend to believe that creators are working "Magic", and in more ways than one :)

Haha yeah totally. I can't remember the saying exactly, but it was something to the effect of the best way to explain something complex is with a simple analogy (if possible)

Could not be better said sir

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