Seth Godin distilled it down so eloquently by saying, “If you want to be a poet, then write poetry.” Sounds simple, right?

He went on to say how we begin to attach conditions to our intentions such as, “I want to write poetry and be published.” We make it more and more difficult to follow through (now I’m paraphrasing).

Makes sense, though. Because what I hear is this: Do something for the joy of doing it. No more. No less.

That’s not a bad reason at all. In fact, it may be a whole lot easier to show up if that’s our motivation.