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Working on Two Tracks

When we work in any field that combines art and commerce, we’re working on two tracks. (I picture them as railroad tracks running side-by-side.)
Track #1, the Muse Track, represents our work in its most authentic, true-to-itself and true-to-our-own-heart expression.
Track #2, the Commercial Track, represents the response our work gets in the marketplace.

How do we consolidate these two outlooks towards our work? Are they mutually compatible? Is there a solution to this dilemma?

Read Stephen Pressfield's answer on his blog: <http://www.stevenpressfield.com/2012/03/working-on-two-tracks/>