Why getting the right answers is not enough

In order to find true success, we have to connect deeply with others

Remember when it was hard to get the answer to a question?

We used to have to search in libraries, or pay a lot of money for educational programs. Now, we pick up a phone and ask Google or Siri. Or we talk to a little device in our living rooms.

It’s an analogy for life in our modern world – it’s all about getting answers. Right now.

It seems everyone has an answer for everything. For every problem, there are millions of places and people telling us how to fix it. That includes the creative arts. You don’t have to look far to find someone that has a solution for a issue you may not even know you have.

You’ll find plenty of resources with descriptions such as these:

“Here’s the way to make more money.”

“Get more results.”

“Get more fans.”

“Get more this or that.”

However, there aren’t as many people telling us how to be better.

And the only way to get better as a person is to get better at being around other people.

That means authentic connection. Not every relationship is simply a stepping stone to your success. Love does not see people as a means to an end.

So as you embark on your goals and improvements, make quality relationships a priority.

Instead of looking simply for advice, look for advocates.

Seek out people who will not simply tell you how to put out the fire, but who will grab an extinguisher and risk getting burned.

Don’t just invest more money into products to help yourself. Invest more time into people in order to help them.

A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. – Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NLT)

That even applies to this very site. We’re committed to giving you inspiration and encouragement, but unless you are actively connecting with people that will take this journey with you, this information is just that – more information.

It’s who you share that information with, that counts.

Don’t just look for answers. Seek to be the answer to someone else’s struggle.

You might find what you are looking for.

Do you struggle to make connections with other creative artists? Why or why not? Share your thoughts below in the comment section. 

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