“The first is making exactly what you want, for you.
And the second thing is making something for those you seek to connect and change.
Pursuing either is fine. Pursuing both is a recipe for unhappiness, because what you’re actually doing is insisting that other people want what you want and see what you see.”
— Seth Godin, The Practice
I have attempted to make this point in the past in Writing for self vs. writing for others.
As expected, Seth did so with a pithier and punchier articulation. 🙂