“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything.”

Vincent Van Gogh

Fear is the ultimate creativity killer. It’s hard to focus on your art if you are worried about paying for rent. But even if you’ve got your Maslow’s bases covered, fear has a tendency to direct our decision—what we think we can or can’t do.

The exciting and terrifying thing about creativity is there is no one path. There are patterns and tools you can use to guide your journey and set you up for success, but it’s still up to us to use them and do it.

One problem you may face is focusing too much on success or a particular outcome. It’s easy to build an idea up in your mind until it’s this massive overwhelming thing that feels impossible to do. A speck of sand feels like a mountain on the tongue. This is my guess why most of us don’t follow through with ideas we have (even those among us who have followed through in the past!).

Sometimes Attempting is all we need. Forget about success. Forget about perfection. Forget about turning it into a business. Just try. Just making something.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing — Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1394

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