Multiple directions might, over the course of time, be an integral part of the same journey.
Too much creative control can become a kind of prison.
What's a little humiliation if it makes you a better artist?
How do we select a "final" version of a work? Do we even need to?
Keep learning, keep trying, keep experimenting
"What is a song, exactly? It's something that starts as an idea and becomes more than that."
We sometimes wonder at the "source" of creativity...