Creative Doubt

We all have ideas of things we want to build. When the idea hits you, you feel a jot of energy and enthusiasm for its potential. Unfortunately, our ideas quickly become assaulted by realistic expectations.

Everyone is going to tell you why it won’t work.
And there will be many self-doubts and reasons why you shouldn’t or can’t.
There’s always some negativity or fear swirling around creativity (from those around us, those against us, or even from ourselves), but that’s not what your idea needs right now.

Does your creative idea solve your problem or someone else’s problem?
Do you want to see it exist in the world?
Would you regret not doing it?

Then ignore everybody and give it all you’ve got.
Show them that your idea is possible.

Not everything we do will succeed. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.
At the end of failure lies lessons to enable the next creative idea, and at the end of success lies lessons to enable the next creative idea AND hopefully a few more resources to make it happen (as well as a few more doubts and reasons why you shouldn’t).

What all ideas need in the beginning is a bit of optimism to see what’s possible, a bit of naivety to ignore how impossible it will be, and a bit of boldness to do it, despite all doubts.

Because, why not?

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner

Daily Blog #544


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