Philosophies of a Thinker
artist editorials, artist interviews, art articles, artist's articlesAny large project starts out with one person or a group of people that had an idea. A dream that they wanted to create and make a reality. Many years ago when Gareb Shamus (found of Wizard magazine) decided that he wanted to pioneer the industry with a magazine that dealt primarily with comics, he didn't know exactly what would happen. He wanted success but who is to know what is a good or bad idea?

All ideas have a certain value to them, some more than others, and all value is a perception based on relative terms. In order to actually create his dream, he (Gareb Shamus) most likely started out by studying other magazines. Getting an idea of the printing, ink and paper prices. After finding a great group of writers and designers, he probably began calling up distributors and sought advertisers as well.

The point of this article is that dreams aren't just made! You must do something every day to achieve a dream. Even if you "aren't in the mood" or "aren't feeling the vibe" you have to get off your lazy butt and get something done.

Forced work is still just as good as inspired work that is done for entertainment. The difference is that sometimes people don't feel like doing anything at all, while at other times people feel they can take on the world.

For those of you who can't easily force yourself to work at a goal, you need to find your motivation. Maybe music can inspire you, or maybe the fact that you'll make money after completing something will inspire you. Regardless of what it may or may not be, you need to find that motivation unless you can just be a self-motivated person.

It seems like common sense, but few people actually tend to get work done unless they just feel like going out and doing something. Find your motivation, have big plans and think of the future. Think of what will be accomplished, what must be done to accomplish it, and never diminish your dreams to something as small as an idea that could never actually become a reality. One must always have hope for their love.

- Joseph Lookabaugh

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