That’s not some cruel joke. There is meaning to your being. But that meaning is wasted when you don’t do what you love for a living.
Your uniqueness is your greatest blessing.
Are you leveraging your uniqueness?
Are you expressing your authentic individuality by doing what you love?
If not what do you fear?
I know you’ve experienced flashes of your own brilliance.
I know you’ve felt authentic aliveness with the arrival of a bold new idea.
How many of those ideas have you had without even taking the next small step to acting on them?
How often do you set one half-completed project aside and jump to the momentary madness of yet another fresh idea that you’ll likely not complete?
What causes you to fear and not act?
What is it about the delicious inspiration in a brand new idea that causes you to momentarily lose your senses?
Is it because it carries with it an unconditioned and unspoiled promise?
Is it because you haven’t yet dishonored it by not acting?
Is it because it offers further relief from the discomfort of completing last week’s fresh idea?
I used to be affected by this kind of unproductive, uninspired behavior but since I have begun noticing how the energy of inspiration, I’ve been experiencing creation differently.
So I’m curious, what do you think is missing from your creative productivity process?
There’s really nothing wrong with your brilliant bad ass self. You can do something brilliantly that is far more valuable than you ever contribute by copying the inspiration of another.
But if you can identify what’s missing – you can add it.
There’s a lot to be said for work habits and or inspiration that increase your speed to taking the first step. Urgency bypasses the fear of our cognitive minds. You can try this do what you love exercise and prove it to yourself.
What was missing for me was a real feeling of connection that inspires authentic aliveness. I’m almost embarrassed to admit it but I think I’m one of those people who need to feel good about doing what I’m doing.
Some self-employed business owners develop the discipline to be productive regardless of their feelings. But does creativity have to be a fight or can it be more of a flow? It makes me wonder.
I wonder if for me and maybe others, a more effective approach is to generate good feelings about our ideas and projects so we are more authentically inspired to complete them.
Now generating good feelings of authentic aliveness is something that I know how to do.
It’s working so far. Stay tuned for further developments.
In the meantime, lighten up and imagine how effective you might be if you regularly got unconditional supportive praise like the dude in my favorite commercial.
When you are ready to get really clear on what you want seize this opportunity.