How many times have you thought of a project, gotten SO inspired with creativity, and then halfway through (or–let’s be real–before you even BEGAN) you found reasons why you couldn’t finish (or start) it?
You have to clean the house.
Exercise is more important and thus precludes working on newfound project.
Gotta nourish your relationships with your friends/family/partner instead.
Sleep takes priority.
I’m not saying these aren’t all legitimate things that need to be prioritized. But sometimes we find that these things come up RIGHT at the time when the project (which–let’s be real–is totally revolutionary) is about to get good.
You know what happens! Right when you get to the edge of your comfort zone–right when you’re about to expand–you come up with ALL SORTS of reasons why you cannot go there.
And then we get down on ourselves for not finishing/following through/completing what we started.
I have a really important epiphany for you…
THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU!!
This is actually just a natural part of the process.
This epiphany came to me in a conversation with my photographer and good friend Nikki Incandela, as well as in conversations with my mini-mastermind group where I found myself saying THE SAME THING in both conversations! I decided to offer YOU this insight in a video I was inspired to cut for you! In this video, I dig deeper into this epiphany as well as different approaches to get yourself “unstuck” and back to being excited about why you started the project or endeavor in the first place.
You’ll notice that there are some interesting cuts and strange noises. Indeed–as I was starting to shoot, I was approached by a hunched old man holding a cage, which he felt compelled to deliver directly to me AS I WAS SHOOTING to show me that inside the cage was a chipmunk. What I really said was, “Oh my gosh. Please take that away.” What I should have said was, “Can I get a picture of this because my tribe will not BELIEVE THIS!”
Guess what. The creative process isn’t perfect. There are going to be bumps in the road.
AND THAT’S OKAY!!
And sometimes we need little reminders that that’s okay to get us out of being stuck. Those reminders can come in the form of friends, a yoga class, or a conversation with a coach like me.
In what way can YOU get creative as you navigate resistance? Comment below with your ideas and plans!!
Have a beautiful day and Namasté,
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