How often have you said to yourself, “Oh, that will take too long”?
“Unused creativity is not benign. It lives within us until it’s expressed, neglected to death, or suffocated by resentment and fear.” (Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection)
Yeah, that one socked me in the gut, too. Unused creativity is not benign. It festers. Bottom line: there is no way for a creative person to be truly happy without expressing her creativity.
“OK,” you say, “but I need to eat. And eating takes moolah.”
I get it. But let me ask you this:
Aren’t you tired of people talking about your cute vanity project/hobby like they’re patting you on the head?
Just think about how you could make them eat those words if you took the effort you’re currently putting into feeling guilty about even thinking you could be a successful creative entrepreneur and put it towards actually BEING a successful creative entrepreneur. Being creative feeds your soul; it can and should feed your belly too.
Do you have a nagging feeling about your creative work? Does it call to you in the middle of the night—or in the middle of your umpteenth boring meeting of the day? Well, you’d better listen to it, because IT’S NEVER GOING TO SHUT UP.
Still thinking it would take too long? Well, I’ve said that plenty of times. Spending 2-3 years to start my ideal business? That would have taken too long. Five years after I said that I looked back: “Crap. If I had started that biz back then, I’d be up and running and totally rocking it by now.”
I don’t want that to be you.
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