Let’s talk for a minute about what it takes to accomplish something important.
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.
It’s usually around this point when the thought of giving up crosses our minds. We wonder…
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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?
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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Isn’t it funny how we get soooo pumped about our newest projects?
Whether it’s a cleaner diet, blogging consistently, or getting back in shape — most of us have no trouble starting off with a bang.
We’re uber committed for the first few days.
Things go so well that we actually start to believe the voice in our head when it says, “OMG, this time is different. I’m actually going to make this happen. I’m going to stick with this for life!”
Fast forward three weeks into the future. Life throws you a curve ball. You slip off track. A few more days pass and before you know it, it’s the same as it ever was.
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You’ve got a new love and you’re totally smitten.
Day and night, it’s all you can think of. Every waking hour, you obsess about the next time you’ll get to . . . do it.
That’s right, baby. It’s your hot new business and it’s ready for action.
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