The above is from a 2011 interview of Brian Eno by David Mitchell called Success Ruins Artists. For the past few years, it has been a driving force with my creative output, largely with music but now also with paintings.
One thing I’ve noticed is that as I increased my production and publishing output, I’ve largely withdrawn from all kinds of social media and like-minded internet forums. Perhaps I am just following the overall trend of retreating from the walled gardens of big companies. Maybe I’ve gotten better at wasting less time.