5 Key pieces for creativity and life

Have you ever thought about all those links you click on that market big ideas and plans to boost your creativity, but they all want you to pay for their publications? Or signing up to be bombarded by a series of emails to your inbox everyday… doesn’t that just irk you that you can’t just have all of the information right now for free?

Welcome to the Digital Age! Also, why are you looking for a list of things to tell you how to do something when you already have everything it takes to be that person?

Think about it for a moment. You are online searching for key pieces of information to solve a problem your currently facing. It could be that you’re looking for motivation to do something. It could be that you’re experiencing writer’s block. It could also very well be that you are on a journey to discover more about yourself.

You just need to know where to look to unlock the information you already have.

First of all, You are a wonderful human being and you are smart!

You have the ability to figure things out and you have the resources right at your fingertips. You have been using your body and brain every day already to accomplish things and discover new ideas. Using your past set of experiences you can accomplish everything you set your mind to! Your past experiences drives your knowledge today and sets the precedent on how you need to act to solve whatever lays before you.

Second, you are your greatest motivator!

You are the subject matter expert when it comes to all about you. There are no trick questions and you know all the answers. You can and will find it in yourself to accomplish exactly what you want to and are meant to, every day.

Third, you are also your own greatest critic.

Don’t let the nagging voice in your head tell you “You can’t do it!” Because you CAN do it and you will. Once you have worked past the things holding you back, you will drive forward your own success. Be fearless in your endeavors and you will have no regrets. Don’t worry about making a wrong decision in life because the best thing about life and living is you get to try again.

Fourth, You are not alone.

You always have at least one other person or resource at your disposal to help you along your path. In this digital world we now live in there are actually millions of people globally who want to help you. Some ask for money, other’s don’t. Just because your set of knowledge and past experiences don’t have all the answers you are looking for doesn’t mean that you don’t already have access to someone who does. We are all living life here on our planet Earth together and we all survive together no matter the distance.

Fifth, Your imagination is your biggest supporter.

You can do anything and you will do everything you set your heart on. They say “the world is your oyster”, well not everyone likes oysters like I do but the world is whatever you want it to be. Be the change you want to see and be the example for others to follow. Using your unique ideas, tools and knowledge can forge ahead your creativity to make and be whatever you want. “Writer’s Block” is temporary, there will come a point for everyone where you find your muse and your creativity will flow like a river onto your plans. Everything has a path and everything will come into focus. Use the pieces of the whole picture to build up your focus and your plans will succeed!

“Don’t worry about making a wrong decision in life because the best thing about life and living is you get to try again.”

Imagine all of the things you will accomplish in your life if we all just had a little less stress going on. How many things do you worry about in a day? I personally worry about a lot of different things all the time. Part of life is the things we stress about, some of these stress protect us from harm and other will hinder us from our full potential. One personal motto I would like to share for those who it may help is this:

If you want to get something done but are worried about the actions or effects from it, stop worrying about it and just do it. The sooner that you get it done the sooner that it is over and in the end you will realize that all the worry over it in the beginning was for nothing. Having done the action or task made me realize that it was not so bad after all. The end result made me stronger and more likely to be able to do other things. It can be hard to put yourself out there, but if you give it all that you are with everything that you are you can never fail. Be You and do everything as who you are. Make what ever you are doing as unique as you are and people will love it. Ignore the haters as they just want someone to be as miserable as they are.

And as one human to another, whatever you do, do it for good. Do it so that it benefits you and do it so it can benefit others. Be the example for others to follow. Be the change you wish to see in the world. Drive a positive impact and let your creativity flow onto others so they too can be wonderful like you.

Back to the Swing of Things

Every now and then we all hit that low spot where we don’t allows follow up on a blog post or work in progress. Projects can take a long time and losing interest is a very real thing. It can be hard to if the projects or things you want to accomplish seem overwhelming or overly time consuming, sometimes even make you feel like it’s just not worth it anymore.

Other times I have felt this have also been part of knowing whether or not my audience will want to participate in what I want to share with them. Those feelings of dread, worry or overall depression can make completing things difficult. That’s why I wanted to share this post today.

Even though things are tough, time consuming or maybe even boring. If you do what you can to persevere, you really can accomplish anything. Take for example the list of these next few things. How can something like one or more of these help You to get done what you are wanting to accomplish?

1. Find your Accountability Partner

Do you have someone who you can rely on to keep you reliable? An Accountability Partner is someone who can keep you on track by sharing your goals with them and turning them into things you can have conversations about and follow up with consistently. You can pick anyone really, a spouse or significant other, a friend, a family member, even a co-worker or boss. Finding someone to be able to discuss and keep accountable with can also help you develop stronger short term and then long term goals!

2. Take Action

What ever you decide, take action on it! Let your decisions become your reality and make it happen. One example of mine growing up was my middle school band teacher, “if you keep your instrument out and ready to play, you are far more likely to play than if it was put away in storage.”

So taking action can be as simple as preparing the things you need to accomplish your goal. Having things readily accessible make it easier to accomplish our goal. Other ways you can take action is by sharing your goals and timeframes with your accountability partner or trusted person. Letting others know your goal and deadlines creates a purpose to follow up because you are being required to follow through with expectations you set with others.

Don’t be afraid of the nervous jitters or butterflies. We all get them at some point. Use that nervous energy to commit to action and next time you might find those feelings are less while your courage and determination grows!

3. Seek Council

When in doubt, ask it out loud! A wise person always listens to others around them. How you use that information is completely up to you and is part of your actions. You don’t have to be an expert about everything, but having the knowledge to be able to look and ask for answers will always be an invaluable resource.

Be careful though on getting advice from others that may not share the same determination or drive you want to be able to take action. Spend your time with others who want to succeed and want you to succeed too. If your getting council from those who are accountable and take action, you are much more likely to become more accountable and actionable yourself.

4. Believe

No matter what you are you’re biggest fan as well as your biggest critic. Accept the good and the bad but don’t give up. Know that as long as you continue to try and believe that you can continue to make progress that you will always be successful in the end. Believe you can and you will!