I love creative projects. I love the thrill of a new idea, the excitement of taking the first few steps, and best of all the joy of seeing it come to life. More often than not, it doesn’t look exactly the way I imagined it, but that’s okay too. That’s part of the process. Even when my creation doesn’t look at all like what I had envisioned it to be, I find a joy in the creation. I’ve learned that when dreams shatter, ideas evolve from the pieces, often leading to new projects that are better than I had ever imagined. The process of creating is addictive and wonderful. Truly wonderful.
My latest, sparkling jewel is my podcast, Blood, Sweat and Words. I’ve moved beyond the initial high to the stage where I need to do a lot of heavy lifting. The dream of immediately having hordes of followers has died and I work hard to steadily grow a following.
To help me keep going through the “hard work stage,” I dig deep. Today I thought I’d look at some motivational quotes.
- “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela.
- “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” Confucius.
- “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Walt Disney.
Now we may not be Mandela, Confucius or Walt, but we are creators, each in our own way. Determination and vision pays off. Believe.
Those are my thoughts on Monday. Have a good week.
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