Moonlighter's Mindstate cover art

The way to connect dreams to action is very simple. The person dreams and simply does. This is easier said than done, but the concept works, and one can’t poke many holes in such a simple plan.

For the artist, the problem can take a much more complex turn. There are bills to pay, children to feed, personal hang-ups to overcome, and a challenge that teems with pessimism. “I can’t do it. I don’t really believe in myself. I can’t find a way to make this widget or convince an audience that my plan is brilliant.” This is what pessimism sounds like. It’s not something we want to hear or embrace. It drives a wedge between us and what we intend to accomplish.

The solution lies in finding a way to establish your art slowly. A quick rise may occur, but more often than not, slow and steady will win the race.

This artist found a way to produce what he loved and pay his bills. Instead of moonlighting with distractions he chose to moonlight with his passion. I’m sure you’re passionate about something, but are you moonlighting enough?

by Paul Ayo