This morning’s epiphany:
A true artist subjugates themselves to their work.
Explanation: to a true artist or entrepreneur (I think of entrepreneurs as “business artists”), their work is more important than they are.
That doesn’t mean they need to sacrifice their lives for their work (though many choose to). It means they understand that their life is not about them, it’s about their work and mission.
Much in the same way a monk, nun, rabbi or priest chooses to devote their life to serving God, or a soldier chooses to serve their country, an artist is servant to their art, not the other way around.