I’ve often thought about what the ultimate strategy for creating might be – you know, like it is some magic bit of alchemy. I thought that knowing this secret would mean I could just make great stuff without even trying.
I thought, if I tell everyone I’m an artist and a writer, then when I finally sit down to make said art and words, they will just flow.
But it’s not a faucet. It takes work.
I’ll let you in on THE biggest, best-kept, hiding-in-plain-sight secret to it all.
Just show up. When you show up, you’re not really just showing up. If you do it regularly enough, it becomes a practice, and that takes discipline, and that is what happily creating is all about.
You show up. You arrive with an intention: to create. Whether it is for five minutes, half an hour, an hour, or if you have the luxury of a half day (or, gasp, a day?!): you arrive intentionally and you create.
And then you do it again.
Until you can proudly, confidently say: I am creative. I make things. I make things up. I tell stories, I sing songs, I make the world beautiful and thoughtful.
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