Art is an expression of ourselves. At the very core of it, it can be a selfish venture to showcase one’s self or one’s view to the world.
Oftentimes we create art in our work and it becomes personal. We take pride in the detail, the planning, execution, and final product that we created. Then someone comes along with critique and before we know it, we are hurt and defending our art. We are arguing with client’s about the work delivered and the solution “we” have provided. We have lost sight that the purpose of work is not to create art but rather serve. Serving others to help them accomplish their goals is at the heart the only way to create meaningful work and relationships. When it’s all about art it’s only about the artist.