Post by Carina Spring.
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Creativity starts by taking a leap,and authentically expressing who you are.
Do you lose yourself in your creative work? I was visiting some of my favourite blogs, and they got me thinking about the quote below. I copied it into my diary about a year ago, and thought it might be a good one to share.
Most creative types have that inner critic that sometimes tells us we aren’t good enough, and – even worse- sometimes keeps us from doing the work that would most fully satisfy us.
Creativity starts with taking a leap, and authentically expressing who you are. Lose yourself in work that you love- juggling, writing, dancing, math- whatever.
This quote reminds me not to worry too much about whether I am “good” or “bad”. Rather, focus on the doing because “during is what counts” and doing is how we improve.
Here is the quote:
“Tell them to do and make
as many things as possible
and to NOT over analyze
and NOT care whether it’s
good or bad
and to not try and understand who they are
and what they are doing
because that always
matters at the end
but during is what counts
is what probably matters.”
By Greg Kletsel
It was written whimsically on one of his illustrations, which I found here:
To read more on today’s subject, check out Leo Babauta’s Zen Habits: