Sometimes, when I sit down to write my next blog post, I think about creating art. Sometimes when I’m creating art, I think about my next blog post. Yes, I strive to plan my posts in advance and I research my topics, but some posts are just spontaneous.
How often do you wake up in the morning and think about what you want to accomplish that day? How often do you actually accomplish what you want? Productivity is the foundation to everything we do. Whether you’re a creative entrepreneur, an employee, a parent, or all three, we all seek productive days.
The one barrier to your success is you. That little voice in your head that says no to your success. We all experience it. We all are susceptible to our own self-doubt. Stop and think how many times you held yourself back. Imagine what could have been? In the age of the entrepreneur, don’t be your own worst enemy.
By nature, most of us blame other people and events for our lack of success. Blaming others and things for something we didn’t do really doesn’t make sense. Yet we continue to limit our own possibilities.
Henry David Thoreau said, “this world is but a canvas to our imagination.” When I think of those words, I think of what power each of us has in controlling our own creativity. Artists, writers, photographers, musicians, entrepreneurs all strive to paint their own canvas.
At the same time, we struggle to unleash that creativity. I remember numerous times when I agonized over what I’m going to create. Take for example this post, I spent hours thinking about what I wanted to write. Hours. Frustrating to say the least.