When it comes to your creativity, is success the driver?
Ajay Mathur‘s pursuit of success got him into a lot of trouble. It also thwarted his creativity.
“Expectations are a killer. You have to get rid of them, especially the expectation of success,” the singer-songwriter says. “Then, everything gets very easy with your creative process.”
The really fun aspect, Ajay adds, “is that today I’m creating the music I want to create, with whom I want to create it.”
And it’s his best stuff ever.
Check it out on this episode of Story Warriors.
The key to the creative process is to leave the door open for the muse.
“It’s quite comforting not to expect that I have to create the ideas,” Ajay says.
“The great ideas don’t come from me. They come from the muse…. and the muse comes and goes when she wants.”
As a special treat in this episode, Ajay plays one of the songs that came in through that door. Start Living Again is from his 2018 award-winning album, Little Boat.
Check it out right here on Story Warriors, the podcast for crafting great stories.