Mondays are tough. We all agree. So in my effort to motivate and inspire others to find their creative side, here’s a new work-in-progress for this Memorial Day Monday.
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When an opportunity presents itself, are you scared? Can you accept the risk? Should you accept the risk?
The answer depends on you. But without risk, there is no success.
Opportunity should scare you. If it doesn’t, maybe it’s not really something you should pursue. There is no success without risk. Every “successful” person has taken risks.
Every business is a risk.
Artists take risks every day. It’s called experimentation. It’s trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t. But the key is to not let that fear of risk hold you back. Creativity is risky.
That’s the fun part.
Unleash The Creative Opportunist
Each of us has what I call the inner creative opportunist. It doesn’t sound catchy, but each of us is looking for opportunities to show how creative we are.
We are opportunists. Our creativity needs it. Our inner risk-taker wants those moments to let loose. I see designs and art every day. It’s as if the proverbial light-bulb goes off. The little voice in my head says “you can make that.”
It’s an opportunity. It’s a risk. Too many times what I think I can make doesn’t quite work out.
Not to mention, my inner introvert competes with my inner risk-taker. Do you know that feeling?
There’s nothing wrong with being an introvert. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. But don’t stop yourself from taking artistic risk. If you let yourself be intimidated by risks, you will not grow and learn.
This applies to anything, not just art. Business, writing, exercise (well be careful with the exercise), but risks are everywhere. So are successes. Writing this blog is a huge risk. Every time I write, I put myself out there and who knows what others would say. But that’s part of the fun.
When an opportunity presents itself, look at the risks, but don’t hold yourself back. Don’t let fear of failure keep you from achieving success. Focus on what your goal is and let your passion take you down your path.
If you hit a bump in the road, learn and overcome. Unleash your potential.
What risks have you taken that succeeded? What risks failed? What did you learn?
Are your daily habits holding your creativity back? Do you try to be creative each day? Can you focus your energy on your creative projects?
It’s not always easy. Creativity needs a daily routine. Finding creative success is about building good, daily habits.
You need to foster habits that you are comfortable with and fit into your personality. These habits become foundations for your daily routine and impact your overall health. Imagine practicing habits that not only improve your creativity but keep you healthy too!
Let’s face it, work sucks. For those of us who punch a clock each day, work can feel like a scene from Office Space.
If you have a career or day job that you truly enjoy, then kudos. For the rest of you, staying positive on a day-to-day basis is challenging, stressful, and exhausting. There’s simply not enough coffee in the break room to get you through.
The good news is it doesn’t have to be that way. I’m going to give you three simple ways to motivate yourself to stay positive and productive on a daily basis. Don’t let yourself feel like Peter Gibbons and that pesky memo.