Today, put your pen to the paper and just starting writing the first things that come into your mind. You will get over the initial hump of writers block. It’s a great way to approach anything creative really. Start painting. Start recording your songs. Start smiling at strangers. Who cares if it doesn’t turn out perfect. It never will if you don’t start right? Commit it to paper, recording, canvas, whatever.
Most don’t. Because…
they are afraid of failure and so are you! We all are to some degree. It creeps from the shadows of our heart as petty excuses.
â€œIâ€™m not the creative typeâ€
â€œI canâ€™t even draw stick figuresâ€
â€œI can never make anything goodâ€
Why not? Have you ever tried? Try again. The best way to get ahead, get a job, a raise, a friend, is to add value. Value is made by creating something genuine. From an original painting to a new business process or a warm greeting.
Get in the habit of creating value:
- Hand your next note instead of typing out an email (bonus points if you write it in an unconventional way).
- Sit down with a cup of coffee early Saturday morning and write a story. Get start with the first two sentences of somebody elseâ€™s story and take it from there.
- Draw that stick figure! During your next meeting, class, sermon, whatever. Draw pictures of some of your notes.
- Next time you meet somebody new act interested in them, smile, and get them to talk about what they are interested in. Make a friend!