Try to do things beyond categorization that are as hard to describe as they are to pull off and there will always be pressure to tame them.
And every moment you’ll have to decide whether to do the hard work of defying categorization or just pack it in and be like everyone else.
If you choose to do it differently, you will be—many times—utterly alone and everyone’s expectations will make you feel like a fool.
People celebrate creativity and uniqueness when the work is done and the artist buried—rarely before, rarely during.
Do it anyway.
Originally posted here.