But I often sit down and see all the white on this page…
And that’s a bit scary.
Have you felt this way?
We get down to our creative work and we sometimes hear all this crap from
somewhere someone inside us that says…
- You don’t have anything to say.
- You’re wasting your time.
- You’re arrogant to write a book/blog/ fill in the blank .
- No one will read this or find it helpful.
- You don’t know what you’re talking about.
- Go back to bed.
- Go watch TV.
- Check Facebook.
- You’re unoriginal.
- Stop now.
- You write about creativity and you’re NOT creative.
- You’ve nothing to show for your work.
- Your work doesn’t matter.
- add your own here .
Who (or what) is saying this? Why are they, or it, spewing the negativity forth.
You’re Not Saying It
Where is that voice coming from?
Some call it a critic, a monster, or a #@$%@$%&*.
It’s negativity. It’s all your failures rolled into one really bad teacher. It’s a beast that wants to keep you stuck on the couch of complacency, making excuses for not creating while crunching chips, candy, and carbohydrates.
Like a one night stand, it wants brief pleasure with no commitment. But it will chip away at your resolve leaving you searching for more momentary pleasure, weakening your ability to commit to a relationship, and leaving you with a pile of mornings of regret.
Why Do We Hear The Voice
We hear the voice because we have something to say.
We are the influencers.
You are an influencer.
You and I have more clout than politicians or preachers.
“Politicians don’t bring people together. Artists do.”
–Richard Daley, Former Mayor of Chicago
Though we hear the voice, we choose to listen to it or push it aside like the $#@% that it is.
Because that’s exactly what it is.
We hear the voice because we have something vitally important to say.
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