Farewell, mate.

Jordan Tarver
November 15, 2016

Let's see here, where do I begin? What was I going to talk to you about again? Ah, that's right, my two favorite things: creative work and passions.

Recently, my creative brain has been firing with new ideas that excite and motivate me every day of my life. It may sound easy, but it's not. When an idea comes to my head, I nurture it. I write it down in my "Idea Journal." I think about it 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. 365 days....just kidding you get the point, though.

With so many new creative projects I have been trying to work diligently on, I have started to think about how I perceive each creative piece. I'm here to share those thoughts with you with hopes to save you your sweet time in the future.

Creative Work Should Never Feel Like a Chore

Day in and day out, creatives put their whole heart into every piece of art they create. We are individuals that take so much pride in the end product that it can come to the point of driving our brains crazy. However, for some reason, we usually find this fun because it challenges our perspectives on different ideas.

Over the last few months, my creative work has begun to take over my mindset and constant thoughts. This is when I began to experience the most important lesson I could have encountered. That lesson was simply realizing when your creative work was starting to feel like a "chore."

Your creative work should always provide excitement, enthusiasm, and enjoyment. It should never feel like a "chore" that you are being forced to work on. You should always want to complete the next project to better your capabilities and test your skill set.

That goes for anything in life, though. Something you desire so much, something you have so much passion for shall always provide enjoyment. It shall always provide pride and excitement. So, if there is something you feel you're losing touch with, if there is a piece of creative work that is starting to feel like a "chore," step away. Don't be afraid to take a break. It will only benefit you in the long run as it will leave an everlasting positive impact as you look back on it.


I love writing, I love how it challenges the way I think and perceive the different situations I encounter in my daily life. However, I created this platform as a way for me to benefit from my journey through Europe on a deeper level, a tool that I could look back on, and a way I could communicate my thoughts to my friends as I ventured around the globe. As I do believe it has provided me with all of this and much more, I feel that I have slowly lost touch with its purpose. With many new creative projects finding their way into my life, I came to the conclusion I had to take a break from something. I couldn't put my full effort into every project, as for the hours in a day didn't allow for it. I want to end blogging, for now, on a high note. I want it to be something I can look back on and be proud of the aspects of life it taught me. And I feel now is the time to do so.

So, before it starts to feel like a daily chore of mine, I wanted to say one last thing.

Farewell, mate.


Jordan Tarver is a lead editor at Forbes, a keynote speaker, and the bestselling author of You Deserve This Sh!t.
He’s transformed over 30,000 lives through his book, amassed more than 200,000 devoted followers, and garnered over 60 million views online. Jordan is on a mission to empower people and organizations to unlock exponential growth and expansive possibilities.

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