How ya doing?
In Day 1 you read a letter you wrote and then ripped the lie apart that you had a crappy life and nothing to offer. In Day 2, you wrote another letter and figured out just when you stopped working for yourself instead of just working for others.
At some point you fired yourself from your creativity and said ‘other people can make choices for me.”
So that brings us to today. Day 3. You’ve been through Day 1 and Day 2 of creativity boot camp for slugs. You might still be feeling a bit sluggy.
Sliming along. Moving slowly. Being battered by the elements.
Do you like that feeling?
The feeling of being vulnerable to everyone else’s dreams and goals?
What happens if you spend your whole life fulfilling everyone else’s dream?
Your. Dreams. Die.
When you come to the realization that your dreams are dead, you should feel something.
You should be furious. You should be enraged. You should be livid.
You should be #@$!ing mad.
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You should be enraged.
Why be furious?
Because your lack of passion has kept you from success, from trying and never stopping.
It’s kept you from believing. That’s why your dreams die.
And here’s the kicker: you made those choices. No one else made them.
Not your wonderful (or abusive) Mom. Not your heroic (or alcoholic) Dad. Not your faithful (or cheating) spouse. Not your generous (or stingy) boss.
You made the choices.
No go back and read the answers you wrote down during Day 2.
(If you didn’t write them down, you’re a slug. You’re a creative who says they’re creative but never creates. You’re the couch potato slug who will wish his life away, buried underneath other people’s successes. Wanna fix that? Then go back to Day 2 and write the answers to the questions down. You’ll be glad you did. Oh look! You’re off the couch. Progress!)
Here they are again…
Question One: What is my destiny?
Question Two: Why Don’t I Know What I Want?
Question Three: When did I stop wanting, desiring, and working toward something that mattered to me?
What did you write down in response?
What did you realize about yourself from writing down the answers to those questions in Day 2?
Today, Day 3, is all about getting to the root. You’re answering the question “why.” If you can get to the “why” of those three questions, you’ll rediscover what you really want, expose the lies, and be able to start your creative work again.
You have to know why your dreams die to resurrect them again.
This letter that you wrote to yourself will not self-destruct. It will be here to haunt you until you get to the ‘why’ of your lack of creativity.
Then the awesome work you were created to do begins.