What was the most critical event determining my 117 daily articles written and published in a row? Starting.
I faced any possible struggle, pain, boredom, unsatisfaction, and uncertainty while trying to find the will and the time to write for almost four months, every single day. I stretched my creativity to the limits. I had to overcome the fear of failure, looking stupid, saying something wrong, being inadequate, uncomfortable, or not up to the standard—every day for 17 weeks. No exceptions, no day skipped, no holidays, no pauses.
That was nothing compared to the single most important action I could do precisely on the 15th of November 2020.
We are living in our self-built creative cages.
- One day I will open a blog.
- If only I could write that article.
- I really admire who can create frequently.
- I have so many ideas, but I don’t have the time.
- I would never expose myself to the public without carefully check what I have to say.
- What if somebody who I care about reads something I wrote and got offended?
- What will my clients think about what I have to say about my professional field?
- Will I lose my job?
- Will I betray my friends?
- Who will ever read what I want to write?
- Why would somebody want to waste their time with my opinions?
And this is how you self-sabotage. This is how you have prevented yourself from the joy of experimenting and exploring the infinite meanders of creativity.
Writing is not my job. I am not a professional writer. I am not “published”. I am not selling my writings. But if only I could make you feel the joy and the satisfaction of letting words flowing out of my fingers and getting shared, now, right here, with you. It’s the most beautiful sensation in the world.
Do you want to create?