I’ve been alternatively sitting at my keyboard and with my pen in hand lately like a doe in the headlights, taking what seems like forever to move and commit words to the blank screen or page.
When I do start writing, I tend to second-guess myself and I’m very tempted to delete every other sentence, thinking what comes forth is obvious and convincing myself no one would find it useful or entertaining.
I used to delete those phrases and sentences that made me cringe.
Thanks to some sage advice from my wonderful creativity/business coach, I now simply put brackets around them and decide their fate during the editing phase.
I came across this wonderful video this morning written, produced and narrated by Derek Sivers , and knew I wanted to share it with my readers.
Watching this video convinced me unequivocally how important it is that we just create and stop holding ourselves back from making progress with developing and producing (and sharing) our creative work.
Maybe what we offer the world will trigger an idea in someone else, motivate them to come up with something beautiful and inspirational to send out into the world so that the next person who comes across that creation will be duly stimulated…
Maybe what’s obvious to you, is amazing to someone else.
And so the wonderful ripple effect will continue to flow and widen its sphere of influence and life-changing creative power.
With this potential in the forefront of your mind, you can begin to feel excited to be a part of the whole creative chain reaction and this positive inertia can propel you through and past the self-doubt, fear and tendency to discount the value of what you’re attempting to create.
We should just put it out there and let the world decide.
Allow yourself to feel freer and enjoy the process more, not solely looking at how it will be received. Just be you and offer what naturally comes from your unique mix of talents, passions, personality, life experience and metaphysical guidance from the muse.
Do you have a creative project or ambition that you keep putting off, telling yourself it can’t be worthwhile because it’s too obvious or not worth putting out there? Will you do what Derek Sivers suggests in his video and just put it out there and let the world decide?