I’ve learned you can be too self-critical. I know people who are so critical of what they do that they get writer’s block. So I realized that once I lightened up on myself a little bit, I actually wrote better. There’s a delicate balance between being too critical and not being critical enough, and you have to find that middle ground and then work from there.—Don Henley
From the December 2015 issue of Acoustic Guitar. Read the full interview here.