I saw this quote from Brendon Berchard on Bonnie Tsang's instagram & it resonated deeply, so here it is..."I like to remind people that creativity also isn't a spark; it's a slog.
Every artist, inventor, designer, writer or other creative in the world will talk about his work being an iterative experience. He'll start with one idea, shape it, move it, combine it, break it, begin anew, discover something within himself, see a new vision, go at it again, test it, share it, fix it,break it, hone it, hone it, hone it. This might sound like common sense, but it's not common practice, and that's why so many people are terribly uncreative- they're not willing to do the work required to create something that's beautiful, useful, desirable, celebrated. No masterpiece was shaped or written in a day. It's a long slog to get something right. This knowledge and willingness to iterate is what makes the world's most creative people so creative"
I read this a few days later
"Creativity is not neat. It is not orderly. When we are being creative we don't know what is going to happen next. When we are being creative a great deal of what we do is wrong. An artist makes attempt after attempt at the canvas trying for the right perspective & missing badly, almost getting the right shade but not making it. Lovers quarrel, hurt & get hurt, misunderstand & are misunderstood in their painstaking work of creating marriage. In any creative enterprise there are risks & mistakes, but out of the mess- when we stay with it long enough, enter it deeply enough- there slowly emerges love or beauty or peace". (Eugene Peterson.)
We should all be living a creative life, after all, the world is a playground. No more fear, fear of failure, fear of not being liked, fear of disappointment. Fear robs us & belittles us into stable, orderly, safe creatures. When I know, we were made for dreaming.