When the control breaks down

Every creative, to some degree, is a control freak. It’s gotta be his or her way, or no way at all. But there does come a time when high levels of control start to crack. Small slivers at first, giving way to big gaps, finally, the control breaks down completely. I think this is good. Maybe that makes me a weak creative. But giving way to other factors than my own has been more productive and ultimately, a healthier way to approach projects. Timeline, budget, boundaries, randomness. Just embrace and move forward. Ask yourself if you feel the need for control rising to a fever pitch, “am I being overbearing and irrationally controlling?” Probably. Now, just let it go.