Q: You have a fairly active Twitter account. A few months ago, you tweeted, “If you are good…it’s best not to know it.” What did you mean by that?
A: I can’t remember what drove me to write that specifically, I want to say it was an interaction with a younger artist. I immediately reflect on myself and put it on me. I try my best not to judge anything. Judgment of other people is completely limiting and paralyzing. So I try to judge myself, and I was thinking how damaging self-gratitude can be. We will come to Atlanta this weekend, and we will do our best, and that will lead us to the next place. That moment in time is a time to reflect, and it catapults you to the next stop, whatever that is.
The older I get, the more I see that celebrating oneself is just complete poison. It’s a waste of time for me to entertain those thoughts. You owe it to the people around you to care about what you do. Don’t stop. If people love what you do, and support you, that’s what you can do for them, is to say “thank you” and continue to work to make it even better. It’s never good enough.
-Scott Avett // Atlanta Journal Constitution