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Almost all deeply meaningful creative endeavors goes through a similar journey.
You start out on fire. You’re high on passion and possibilities. You could not be more jazzed about your new _________ (business, job, relationship, workout regimen, spiritual practice, life philosophy, eating habit, etc.)You won’t have to push yourself to keep going if you have a big enough vision to pull you ahead. Click To Tweet
This is that thing you’ve been waiting for. That life-changing pivot point that’s going to change e-v-e-r-y-thing. From the moment you wake up until your head hits the pillow, you’re obsessed with your new “love.”
But then, you hit a rough patch. Unexpected challenges and unforeseen complications take you off track. Suddenly, everything that was going so great has morphed into a hot, frustrating mess.
Your energy tanks. Doubt creeps in. You can’t help but think…
“Maybe this wasn’t such a great idea after all.”
It should. It’s the painful arc that practically every creative person I know experiences on a regular basis (including myself).
If you’ve ever hit a rough patch and lost the passion for a new business or project and wished you could get it back, today’s MarieTV is for you. My hope is that today’s 3-part passion “recipe” will nourish you as you navigate the often turbulent seas of creation.
As promised, here are two other episodes you should (re)watch about resistance. Both are interviews with my pal (and favorite author) Steven Pressfield, who I consider a genius. These are GOLD!
No matter what, remember this.
That journey from extreme excitement —> hitting rough patches —> making it through to the other side is 100% NORMAL!
It has nothing to do with your talent, experience or self-worth. It is the creative process itself.
And the more we can be aware of this wild journey, the greater chance we have of successfully bringing our dreams to life.
Now, I’d love to hear from you.
In the comments below, let me know. Have you ever lost the buzz for your big ideas? What happened? And what specifically do you do to stay connected to your passion over the long-term?
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With all my love,