The world is full of artists. You’re an artist. I’m an artist. We are all artists. We create things everyday, whether it’s tangible products, businesses, people, emotions, attitudes–you get the picture. The world is a canvas for us to adorn. I’m sure you could find a greeting card with those words somewhere. Cheesy, I know, but it makes sense.
So what about those of us that resist our urge to create?
You sit back and let others do the creating even though you know you are worth something great. Instead of joining in, you watch from the sidelines. But here’s the thing, we are all creative. You CAN do it.
If you don’t know where to start or feel like you might be in a punk, here are three simple steps to help you uncover your creativity.
We often uncover our best masterpieces when we deliberately are put in uncomfortable situations. This is because we our forced to step out of our comfort zones, find creative solutions, and be the best version of ourselves. See what a night on the town could do for you if you are usually a homebody or consider joining a club. Fresh faces and interaction are a great way to refuel.
Write down your goals.
When our goals are written down on paper, it’s sort of like a contract. We are more likely to achieve them because we see them in front of us and can envision results. Take 5 minutes every morning to write your goals down for the day or break down a large goal month by month until you conquer it. You can do what you set your mind to, so just do it. Having that no-excuses attitude can really pump you up.
Believe in yourself and your potential.
This is crucial. If you want other people to believe in you and support you, you have to believe in yourself. Know that you are capable of great things and go achieve them. Know it’s okay to be afraid sometimes, but don’t let that fear stop you.
In the words of Babe Ruth, “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”