Here is the problem with baseball fans; they quickly forget that there’s nine years left to cash in on the contract.
Too many artists are living like baseball fans rather than front office managers. In the process of creating, whether it is a business or a folk album, most of us are fixated on the quick result. We want the easy fix. We need a fast dollar. Much like building a ball club though, vital creativity is not a sprint, it’s a marathon.
In order to achieve the success we desire, we need to stop thinking of our art in terms of ten to twenty days from now and start thinking of it in terms of ten to twenty years from now. This takes incredible patience, but yields high rewards.
Manage your art like a baseball team. Invest long term, and don’t listen to everything the fans say.