There are all these books and speakers to tell us what we need to do. But the thing I’ve learned is, we’ve always known what we need to do.
It’s the same as losing weight. We know what we have to do but we don’t because it’s hard.
Like exercise, writing and other creative endeavors have the same theory.
We know what we must do to achieve the things we want but we’re so afraid of failure and what could happen we stop ourselves from doing what’s necessary.
This is counterproductive to our goals and we have to keep our heads when it comes to our life, creativity, and check ourselves mentally.
The way forward has always been blocked by whatever we have in our heads that it difficult. Whether it is the editing process or worry about how someone will judge us by what we create. It’s all about what’s in the way.
Getting through it is as easy as that.
We see the obstacle. We know it’s there and we can choose to ignore it or continue to struggle.
But it is entirely up to us.
We have to get through that obstacle if we want to challenge ourselves and if we want our project and life to progress.
But we have to do it. If we’re truly certain of our path, there is no other way through.