Even in the midst of leading a creative life we often get waylaid with details that are inconsequential.
We are often thrilled that we get to explore and lead a creative business and life, that we miss what matters and why.
What is the point of exploring and producing creativity? Is it just for income? Is it just for your sole expression? Is it to draw out emotions in others?
After meeting so many creatives, I believe we share a common and often hidden purpose. I think deep within every person that has chosen to embrace their creativity is an inward journey.
We have an inner drive to get to know ourselves better. While this sentence might appear to be a selfish act, it is a noble and divine pursuit. We push ourselves and challenge our abilities and notions about who we are and why were created they way we are.
When we get away from that inner drive is when we get wrapped up in details that weigh us down. We then start to feel that the journey has become too challenging. We begin to question our path and our right to be on it.
Right when we are on the cusp of breakthroughs and purpose is when we get consumed with doubt and think that the “grass is greener” somewhere else.
This is when we sink into the comparison game. We think it would be safer to show up in life mimicking someone else’s plan of instead of bravely showing up as our original selves, with our own voices, our own points of view and our own ways of seeing.
You were made for more and the only way to get to the “more” part of life with purpose, creativity with meaning is to stay in a state of discovery.
1) You need to trust that you were created uniquely so that you can accomplish your purpose.
2) You need to trust your innate talents.
3) You need to trust that your life experiences have led you to create in a way that only YOU can create.
While I do believe you can acquire particular techniques, apply business skills that can move your journey along more rapidly, I also believe that there is simply no substitute for getting to understand yourself better. There is no fast track for peeling back the layers and exploring your essence.
I believe you need to stay in a constant state of growth to fully contribute what you are meant to contribute. You were meant to shine and sometimes that means you have to get out the polish cloth out to buff away any areas that might try to tarnish.
I know that being in a constant state of growth can make you feel exposed and vulnerable but I also know that the feeling of exhilaration when unlocking something within you is priceless. That is when you are able to apply it, share it, touch people and yes, even earn a living from it.
The exhilaration of growth is worth the discomfort of growing. Have you ever been excited and uncomfortable at the same time?
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