In Others’ Words: Lose the Fear
String “wrong” together with the words “You are” or “You could be” — and well, that forms a major roadblock to forward motion … and to creativity.
In our pursuit of creativity, we are going to get it wrong. We’ll find ourselves staring at a dead end … or discover that the oh-so-alluring rabbit trail leads straight to a ditch full of muddy water. We’ll pour our time, our effort, our talent — and yes, our money — into pursuing our dreams — and despit all our hard work, we’ll fail.
Well, now we try again. We tear the word “failure” off our efforts and figure out a way to re-envision the dream. To recreate it. To be brave again.
Being creative — has it scared me at times? Oh, yeah. But it has also expanded my life, my heart, in ways I never imagined. My prayer has become “More, Lord” — not in a selfish “gimme more” kind of way. No. “More, Lord” in a “make me more brave, make me more creative” kind of way. “More, Lord” in a “help me lose the fear and dream things, do things I never imagined” kind of way.
In Your Words: How are you living a creative life? What do you do to lose your fear of being wrong?[Tweet “In Others’ Words: Lose the Fear #inotherswords #lifequotes”] [Tweet “Being #creative and being wrong #fear #amwriting”]
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