Just a short post about getting STARTED and how simple it really is.
You don’t need someone to tell you to START your work, you are worthy. You just need to believe in yourself, just get started and don’t stop. Don’t aim to be perfect just aim to START. Maybe what you are trying to create will be a huge success, maybe it will only be a small flame. Don’t you owe it to yourself to find out?
If you keep waiting for the right time, you will always be waiting. Progress begins when we push our comfort zone, this is when things get interesting. You can prepare and plan. You can analyse as much as you want to. The growth of the creative idea is the challenge and the development of the idea once you START.
In your quest for that perfect creation, you try solution after solution, piece after piece and you keep discarding what you have done. You keep thinking that you will do something better, something more perfect. Perfectionism is no excuse either, it can just be a chance to procrastinate. If you are worrying what others are thinking – don’t they are usually focussing on their own stuff and are too busy to notice what is going on with you.
Being creative isn’t about being the first (or only) person to think of an idea, more often creativity is about the connection of ideas. Inspiration only comes occasionally, are you going to let it flow or are you going to deny yourself the chance to get STARTED?
Creativity is not perfect. Stop trying to be something that you think everyone else wants. Get your work done and out there. The best pieces of work mature over time and connect ideas. Give into the concept that starting and finishing take times, but you must START and you must FINISH.
Live and work as if today is all you have. Rest at the end of the day with no regret satisfied with the work you have done that day. Learn to harness that creative energy and potential. Everyone has a story to tell and a creative talent to share. Stop saying you don’t have the time. Everyone can find a few minutes a day if they really want to. The only regret we ever have is that we did nothing at all.
Create – what are you waiting for? If not now when? JUST START