25 Things Creatives Should Never Say

25 Things Creatives Should Never Say

1. I’ll try.

2. I’d like to.

3. Someday.

4. It’s not original.

5. It’s dumb.

6. I can’t.

7. I’m waiting for inspiration.

8. She’s better.

9. He’s better.

10. I’m a loser.

11. That’s scary.

25 Things Creatives Should Never Say

12. I don’t have time.

13. What will other say?

14. If only…

15. It’s not my fault.

16. I’ll do it when…

17. I don’t have the money.

18. I’m waiting for…

19. I always fail.

20. I’ll never finish.

21. I used to be creative.

22. No one helps me.

23. I’m alone.

24. It’s not my fault.

25.                    fill in your own in the comments                        .




Author: Andrew Zahn

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  • 25. I’m not good enough.

  • I tried yesterday and nothing came.

  • 25. No one cares what I have to say.

  • 25. I’m just a faking faker. :p

    • Andrew Zahn

      Good one.

  • It isn’t practical.

    • Andrew Zahn

      Ah, the old ‘be rational you creative person you!’ Yup, I’ve heard and said this one.

  • You might want to try Kinko’s

  • 25. I don’t have time.

  • Rob

    Great list, thanks for sharing it. “I don’t feel like it.”

  • Great list…I think I’ve used all of the above before.
    25. I’m too small to make a difference

    • Andrew Zahn

      Eileen! Thanks for dropping by!

      Man, your ‘I’m too small to make a difference’ is something to kick in the teeth. It just isn’t true.

      I appreciate your comment and insight.

  • Yvette Carol

    I don’t know enough yet (to make it)

    Yvette Carol

  • Great list. I can’t think of any more. Shoot I used one of the words you mentioned:)

  • 25. I quit.

    • Andrew Zahn

      That’s probably the worst. Indeed Tim!

  • Kim

    Get list! How about…No one cares. Why bother?

  • It’s not perfect yet.

  • I’m in the wrong place – geographically.

    • Andrew Zahn

      That’s a sneaky excuse we sometimes use… the ‘if only I was somewhere else.’ Yeah, way to call that one out!

  • Last time I tried, it didn’t work out. Why try again? (It’s amazing what we let ourselves believe.)

    • Hey Jaklyn! So good to write those down. Helps me not use them as excuses.

      *runs off to take more pics of toads*