I have been slowly going through the book The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. Incredibly thought provoking and overall challenging/convicting. A must read for any person looking for motivation to create, whether that is photograph, sew, build, start a non-profit, teach, or whatever else. Here is one of my (many) underlined quotes so far:
This is why artists are modest. They know they’re not doing the work; they’re just taking dictation. It’s also why “noncreative people” hate “creative people.” Because they’re jealous. They sense that artists and writes are tapped into some grid of energy and inspiration that they themselves cannot connect with.
It goes on to say this:
Of course, this is nonsense. We’re all creative. We all have the psyche. The same everyday miracles are happening in all our heads day by day, minute by minute.