The pathway to living our artistic dreams has a lot more “have to’s” before all the “want to’s” come to fruition.
We’ve all heard the story of the journey of a butterfly from caterpillar, to cocoon and then to emerging as a beautiful butterfly. But if that butterfly gets any assistance breaking free from the cocoon, it won’t develop the strength needed to fly.
It’s difficult to break free.
It’s not always pleasurable to toil.
It may even feel like wasted time–but we’re developing the strength to fly.
As a creative person, do you ever feel the same way?
Embracing the Strength-Building
While it may not be easy to take delight in the mundane tasks of a day job, administrative duties and spinning multiple project-plates at the same time, we’re learning, growing and training our minds to think differently.
Putting in the time on the “have to’s” creates strength, develops endurance and increases our ability to think creatively.
And then we can really soar.
Need inspiration? Check out the #handmadechat Twitter chat May 23, 2013 at 8 PM Eastern. I’ll be discussing the marriage of creativity and entrepreneurship! Should be fun!