This is week #2 of the series 21 WEEKS TO YOUR MOST CREATIVE SELF
SHOUT, SHOUT, LET IT ALL OUT!
If you really want to live as a creative, you have to declare it! What matters most is that you think of yourself as an artist! (are you singing the title?)
“If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends), “Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?” chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.” Steve Pressfield, The War of Art
Does this sound familiar? We all feel like frauds or fakes at some time or another. The fear of being exposed is real. Listen – STOP IT RIGHT NOW!
If you need to create, you are an artist. You don’t have to paint, you don’t have to write, but you have to create something that is uniquely your own. BE PROUD OF IT! SHOUT IT OUT! OWN IT! What you are creating is yours and yours alone!
Stop comparing yourself to others standards. What matters is HOW YOU THINK! Don’t just think of yourself as an artist, say it out loud! It is powerful. Of course the little demons come in and burrow in our thoughts. But if you say I AM AN ARTIST with confidence and power, the demons will recede.
So, claim yourself as a creative. Believe in your creativity – it is a universal trait of humans after all.
So, repeat after me
I AM A CREATIVE PERSON. I BELIEVE IN MYSELF AND MY TALENT. I AM CREATING A CREATIVE LIFE.
If you have to – stand in front of a mirror and say it. Better yet – go back to week #1, FIND YOUR TRIBE and tell them, they will understand.
What will you do this week to shout out to the world you are creative? How will you make the commitment?
Vickie, I enjoyed reading this blog. I’m not sure shouting will help my process, but I might give it a try next time I get writer’s block. I’m sure my cat will think I’m talking to her and will respond with her usual supportive “eep.”
i like that!
Hi Rena once again you have astounding me with your creitivaty ! Both cards are fabulous ! The first clever use of the napkin and the second so bright and dynamic. Thank you for your continued support at GET CREATIVE and good luck.Marie