Sunday, April 6, 2008

My Box of Crayons

How to Be Creative by Hugh MacLeod

Brilliant. Inspiring. Incredible. Changed my life. Check it out.

These are all thoughts that came to my mind immediately while reading through Hugh's article. He put things, plain and simple, into perspective.

"They're only crayons. You didn't fear them in kindergarten, why fear them now?" No Shyte! I'll throw it out there that children do not fear creativity. They get an idea and run with it. If the idea flops or dries up, they conjure up another one and run again. Lather, rinse, repeat. At what point in my life did i forget this? And THANK MY LUCKY STARS that i heard my wee voice begging for attention and am acting on it now.

Hugh's entire article nails everything i've been fighting. My brain chaos. Even though i don't know if i'm any good at my idea, i think i can be and this does terrify me. My soul does depend on my wee voice.

Worldly rewards and spiritual rewards. What the eff? Whoa! This again is precisely what my wee voice needs. Worldly rewards are the bonus. Spiritual rewards are immeasurable. There isn't a price tag to put on an inner calmness, an inner peace, a contentment.

Time, discipline, and stamina are the only things Hugh says you need. I'm going to bite the bait. Let's do this. I can't underestimate others or overestimate myself. Hugh clean out cautions against it. I believe he's onto something with this. How much time? As long as it needs. How much discipline and stamina? As much as it needs.

I've always been a go-getter. My word for the year is READY. As explained in the article, I'm going to take my power and be happy knowing it's mine, doing the things i want it to do, being what i want it to be.

Let's do this. I'm ready.

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