“Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.”Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Creativity is 90% head games.
Sure, we have to act on our imagination to make it real. But the biggest thing that holds us back (or elevates us higher) is how we think.
Thinking touches every aspect of what we do. Even when we are not actively thinking about it, our brains are thinking about it for us.
What is procrastination but thinking you don’t have what it takes or thinking you’d rather do something else instead? What is a distraction but us thinking and processing the world around us? What is creative fear but mental uneasiness with the unknown and doubt about ourselves?
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”Alice Walker
That’s why habits and rituals are so important. They give us the opportunity to get us out of our heads so that we can focus on creating. When you streamline everything around your creative habit, you remove all the head games that can derail you from doing the work.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #806