I had been avoiding creating a website for YEARS, folks. Literally. And then I downloaded an awesome and free-for-a-limited-time-only e-book on business and blogging. In the space of 2 specific pages of this 61-page book, I received an infusion of you-can-do-it-ness and a fancy pair of sparkly blinders-- namely "Here are 6 steps, here's where to do it, DO IT DO IT DO IT doitNOWWWW!!! TODAY. It is easy!" So I just took the author's word for it (she did it afterall!) and the blinders shut out my fears and I DID IT!
When I think of all the energy wasted on avoiding, being fearful, making up excuses... I could have started a million websites by now. And what of my other creative ventures-- how have I been holding back there? But I digress...
In the creative process, we usually think in terms of vision, but after this experience, I truly think blinders are equally important. They can be a great way to override that old circuit of fearful thoughts and beliefs, opening our eyes to the visions behind the fears.
The point is, get creative in finding a way to let go, and DO IT! Whatever your particular creative outlet is, whether it's a hobby or a profession, get your fearful, criticizing ego out of the way and let your art or your song or your story (or your website!) pour out of you! It doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to come out!! (Babies-- and brainchildren-- thankfully are not born full grown! ;) )
Here's to you and me and our sparkly, magic blinders opening our eyes to all the possibilities of our creating!!