I've just finished reading a fabulous book by Steve Pressfield called THE WAR OF ART. We'll be exploring it this coming semester, hopefully during performance class. Go ahead and start it if you wish. A quote to whet your whistle:
The working artist will not tolerate trouble in her life because she knows trouble will keep her from doing her work...the truly free individual is free only to the extent of his own self-mastery. While those who will not govern themselves are condemned to find masters to govern over them.