The Creative Struggle

Hi, all! I ran across this little article on Buzzfeed and wanted to share this bit of it that resonated with me, because I think it is something a lot of us creatives struggle with or relate to.

“Creative people wake up every morning, fully aware of the need to grow and push themselves. But there is always the fear, Resistance as Pressfield calls it, that they don’t have what it takes. No matter how successful the person, that fear never goes away. They simply learn to deal with it, or not.”

Sometimes, it’s good to have something like this spell out exactly what you feel. I love learning new things, trying new colors and tools, and pushing myself to go beyond what I think I’m capable of.

It’s hard too though. Letting yourself mess up is not always the easiest thing to allow. I know I’ve put off a certain step to a project for days because it’s something I haven’t tried before and I’m afraid I’ll ruin it. But more times than not, it turns out to be easier than I thought, and I’ve just learned a new skill.

It’s a great feeling.

I just want to encourage y’all to not let the fear of failure stop you from trying that project you’ve always wanted to tackle. It’s a new day. You’re smart. You’re plucky. You may be finding your decorating style or know it to your core…

…What’s important is to keep growing.

Try new things.

Have new experiences.

Keep plugging away, and in time fears will lessen as your confidence increases. Free yourself to create.

Be bold. Have fun. Don’t hold back; you are capable of more than you know. :)

Go create!

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