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FLASHBACK: David Bowie's inspiring advice for artists is also wisdom for life

Do you feel as if you're treading water? You may be in the right place to create your best work.

The late, great artist David Bowie once shared some advice on art that also applies to life. When you want to make something great, you can't set out to please other people – and you should feel out of your depth.

In a 1997 interview, Bowie said:

"I think it's terribly dangerous for an artist to fulfill other people's expectations; I think they produce – they generally produce their worst work when they do that. ... Always go a little further into the water than you feel you're capable of being in, go a little out of your depth, and when you don't feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you're just about in the right place to do something exciting."

Watch the full clip (above) for the full quote along with Glenn and Stu's comments.

To see more from Glenn, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” with Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere weekdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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