Coaching, Creativity, and Community
Signing up for a month long, daily writing challenge seemed like a good idea at the time, now I just think I’m crazy to add one more thing to my to-do list. The initial thinking, was to get me back into the habit of writing regularly, improve my writing and learn new skills. Well, today is day one and our writing prompt is to write for 20 minutes, stream of consciousness style, on anything we want. First thing that pops in my head was, “I can’t do that and post it to my blog, it won’t be any good!”
Yes, perfectionism, rears its ugly head. I’ve learned the only way to get rid of a habit, is to walk through it and learn from it. So… I will post this and continue on this challenge.
A saying comes to mind “better done, than perfect,” and a mantra I once held was “everything is working out perfectly!”
In painting workshops, I always encourage people by saying: there are “no mistakes” in art. It is all perception, held by the viewer or here, the reader. Of course, we can always learn new skills, hone our craft and become a better artist, it’s all about growth and taking the risk, putting your work out there, yourself out there.
What if I truly believed that there are no mistakes? Would that free up my mind to flow creatively, coming up with great ideas, visions and stories that might have been blocked in the land of mistakes, or not good enough, forever lost. This will be my personal challenge, what if…
Final inner thoughts… do I hit post? Maybe I’ll post it later after I edit it. I don’t even have a picture! Better done, than perfect, here we go…