There is a cure for all of the barriers we, the creatively inclined, have. It ends procrastination, percolation, self sabotage, and avoidance. Excuses will stop. You know the ones: “I have to clean the house’, “I have to feed the baby” (okay, that’s a pretty legit one), “I have to do my taxes”, “I have to just check these emails”, “oh, Grey’s Anatomy is on.” It’s amazing what a creative can do to not create.
The cure? Book yourself an exhibition. Book an art show and sale. Book a book signing. You may still procrastinate. And you will rightfully percolate the thoughts, ideas, techniques, concepts for quite some time. But eventually, you will look at the date and say, “Oh shoot, I have to do it now.” Yup, deadlines stop all the self talk, tests, and general meanderings. If you leave it too long before you start, you’ll even miss Grey’s Anatomy willingly. Because once you give yourself permission to just get it done, you immerse yourself in the process of creation that you love, and you wonder, once again, why did I leave it so long?
Sure, there are other ways to get creating or doing whatever it is your heart truly desires. Coaching helps to find your best way to be creating or moving forward in any area of your life with less stress, more gentleness, less self sabotage, more joy… But, if coaching is not an option right now – a surefire cure is to book the event where your work will be shown.
Be audacious.. book a show. Trust me, I know all about this. Have you noticed I haven’t sent out a newsletter this month? Yup, working on a deadline!