“I just don’t feel inspired right now.”
“Not really feeling creative.”
“I can’t work under a deadline. My creativity doesn’t happen like that.”
Bull@#$*. For real. I don’t like to use strong language, yet sometimes you gotta call it what it is.
Especially if it’s ruining your artist and your life.
Excuses like that are just a little tiny whining child. That squeaky wheel of justification must not get the grease. We can’t give him (or her) a millisecond of a thought.
If we do, that moment turns into a second.
That second turns into a few minutes.
Days become months, years, and suddenly a lifetime slipped by quietly unnoticed while our artist continues to beg us to…
+Just sit down and write for 10 minutes.
+Pick up that canvas again. You don’t even need to be perfect.
+Edit that footage.
+Finally do that thing you’ve always said you would do.
On Robin Sharma’s blog, I stumbled across a brilliant new mantra: fire your excuses.
For the last few months, I’ve adopted the belief that I will overcome my excuses or I will become my excuses.
It even happend this morning. Here’s a conversation my child-baby-excuse-maker and I had just this morning:
Me: Time to get up and write.
Child-baby: It’s early. You have a long day at work.
Me: I’ve gotta write.
Child-Baby: You don’t have any ideas. Stay in bed. It’s 5:45.
Me: Shut up.
My artist wins.
One more gem from Sharma…
[box red]You can have your excuses or you can have your results, but you can’t have both.[/box]
What about you? What excuses will you give up to let your creativity soar?