I had this thought in the small hours this morning. A professional creative (or any business person for that matter) must have integrity to succeed beyond a certain level. It’s a crucial skill, just like timing is to a musician, or pitch is to an opera singer.
If our end goal is to take from others, or use others for our own means, we are no different to a musician who worms their way onto a big stage and performs a sloppy, erratic, awkward and un-moving song. All can see the truth and there is no point in bending the details to add a spin to it’s cleverness or genius. That currency is expired. Back to the start.
Today I am reflecting on every aspect of how I work, play and interact. What does success look like for me? It’s a challenging thought.