Self-Expression Is Not About You

Self-Expression Is Not About You

A Rick Rubin-ism:

Self-expression is not about you.

Everything we are comes from outside of us first. 

We’re a container, storing up the stuff we’re surrounded by. Making the connections between each piece we take in. 

Externally, we take the collections. Internally, we make the connections. 

Self-expression doesn’t start with you – it always starts with external ideas, shuffled internally, and then re-presented to the world. 

Maybe this takes the pressure off of somebody trying to be creative and feeling stumped. Share it and see what happens. 

h/t this Broken Record interview

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