Marlon Brando is a major hero of mine, he's helped me to personally define value, and honor.
Most recently he taught me something about guilt. Marlon Brando hated guilt because he said guilt was an impossible emotion to play. An expression of guilt would always come out as sadness, or anger, confusion, or mania. It's a soul sucking emotion we all experience that expresses itself in many ways, and is basically like giving yourself a cease and desist for any and all creativity.
Many creatives feel guilt about their creative process, but they don't know it's guilt. So they feel sad, stunted, confused, outraged, alone, and don't know why. After too much of this guilt, a creative mind starts wondering if they've made the right choices, if they're doing the right thing, if their work matters.
Unidentified guilt expresses as depression, mood swings, frustration, aggression, paranoia, stress, total-and-complete-artists-block, apathy and more. It's a guilt story the mind created when there is simply NOTHING to feel guilty about.
Whatever you do to stay creative, own it and DO NOT FEEL BAD ABOUT IT. Whatever it takes, that's your process. No one needs to know your process, you're not taking opinions on your process, that's your process. Artist guilt is real, and I aim to eradicate it.
And one more thing: "Don't confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent." - Marlon Brando