For the first month after starting my blog, I didn’t ask for feedback from anyone. The spectres of past critics kept drifting through my mind, and their words made me want to crawl into a shell. Featured image: “The American School,” oil on canvas by Matthew Pratt, 1765. From The Met public domain collection.
I’ve done a lot of procrastinating in my life. I’ve also done a lot of getting over it and getting my shit done. Here are 7 of the most effective ways I’ve found to stop futzing around and do what matters.
The sad truth about the Illumination stage is it sometimes leads to the birth of a half-formed monstrosity. That’s where Verification comes in. Photo: © Prometeus | Dreamstime.com – Ghost Photo
It was 5 am, and I was hungry, exhausted, and chilly. I could’ve been meditating or eating or snuggled in bed, but instead I was scribbling so fast my fingers ached, because I’d just had an Illumination about Intimation, and I’d be damned if I was gonna let it get away.
Photo: Kevin Urbanski
“The point of doing creative work, the highest point is to do that which you love, in service of others. This is where the true joy and bliss comes from.”