The Creative Life.
It’s full of color. Beautiful self-expression. Ideas are birthed multiple times a day. And they’re all so exciting!
And they all get seen to the end!
…Not so much, for most of us.
For most of us creative individuals, it’s the FOLLOW THROUGH that we are lacking.
How many paintings have you started and not finished? How many online programs have you purchased and not listened to all the way? How many times have you said, “One day I’m going to write a book…”
Why does this happen?
As someone who suffered through this pattern and has come out the other side, I can tell you exactly why.
The painting is NEVER done. If I finish the online program, that means I will have to–GASP!–start implementing! The timing is never right to sit down and work on the book…there is a lack of inspiration in the moment.
Mark Twain was once asked if he had to wait for inspiration to come before writing. “Yes, I do,” he replied, “but inspiration always comes at 9am sharp, every weekday!”
The thing is, whether you’re a creative, or in corporate, or in athletics, or academics, you cannot escape human nature.
And humans thrive on routine and consistency.
It’s through establishing a consistent practice for yourself–a breath practice, a journalling practice, a yoga practice, a physical exercise practice…etc–that you do every day, that you will begin to develop the SKILL of follow through. It takes PRACTICE to move through fear, as opposed to letting it stop you and continue to hold you back from finishing that which you start.
It will not just arrive magically on its own.
You need to COMMIT to your practice.
And when you decide that you love yourself more than the excuses that you are buying into that are holding you back from showing up for a regular practice, you will begin to see the most extraordinary results.
THAT I can promise!
Just put one foot in front of the other…one day at a time.
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