Should You Quit Or Commit? 2 Ways To Find The Answer

Let’s talk for a minute about what it takes to accomplish something important.

Like…

Writing and selling a book. Starting and running a profitable business. Reaching your ideal weight, and staying there. Working your buns off to create lasting social change.

You know. Bringing any seemingly out-there or even “impossible” creative idea into physical reality.

Most of us start new endeavors with total optimism. We’re either super confident. “I soo got this.” Or at least, enthusiastic and hopeful. “I think this could really work!”

But during any project, there comes a point when the proverbial shiz hits the fan.

Plans go haywire. You get sick or creatively blocked. Key players disappear, have accidents or meltdowns. Technology decides not to work. In other words, you get slapped hard by Murphy’s law.

Your feelings will guide you if you have the courage to tap into them and listen. Click To Tweet

It’s usually around this point when the thought of giving up crosses our minds. We wonder…

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Follow-Through Habits For Serial Quitters

When I first read today’s question, my heart melted.

Knowing a 16 year-old boy was struggling with something nearly all of us face got me super fired up to help. Plus, knowing creative kids are fans of the show got me a little misty eyed too.

So let me ask…

Do you ever have trouble finishing what you start?

Creative success means balancing your love of starting things with a habit of finishing them. Click To Tweet

Do amazing ideas come to you all the time but — after the initial excitement wanes — you struggle to follow through? If you’re creative and ambitious, the answer is likely yes.

Being multipassionate can be an energizing gift, but it can also crush your confidence if you’re not able to push your projects through to completion.

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How To Deal With Criticism

I’m writing you from the clouds. More precisely…

I’m about 10,000 feet up on a Virgin America flight en route to Los Angeles for our company’s annual summer retreat.

Since our business is completely virtual, it’s vital that we all get together in person a few times a year for strategic planning and — big ol’ slumber parties!! (don’t you miss those??)

It's easy to attack an act of creation, it’s a lot more difficult to perform one. @ChuckPalahniuk Click To Tweet

Back when I first started my business, I dreamed of the day when I’d be lucky enough to work with really talented people like this.

I fantasized about having these kind of work/play “getaways” in gorgeous places with tons of healthy food and ample supplies of markers and flip charts.

But that was a fantasy I didn’t tell many people about for years.

Why?

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