I’m going to write my book. I think I’ll just start tomorrow.
I find it intriguing how we can excel at transforming our creative urges into creative resistance. It takes imagination to turn fear and self-doubt into rationalizations for why we can’t or shouldn’t start creating. This ability isn’t exclusive to artists. Most human beings can come up with at least one or two variations on the resistance theme. (The variations are endless—which actually proves our innate creative abilities.)
For example, we can have lots of troubles that we have to deal with first—before we get to that creative project.
We can distract ourselves with self-medications or obsessions with someone or something else.
We can convert everything that’s happening in our life—or the lives of those closest to us—into a big drama.
We can focus on others and criticize them for what they have or haven’t done.
Or we can quite simply fall victim to the “busyness syndrome”.
Creative resistance is an art form.
The reasons why we don’t create don’t really matter.
What really matters is how we switch art forms.
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