Being Creative – Know Your Enemies

Posted by on Dec 27, 2014 in Creativity | 8 comments

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Being Creative is a six-part series on the a subject of creativity. This is part three.

Identify Your Enemies

There are creative enemies without and within. A question or comment by a casual observer can send you spiraling down and rethinking your entire project and could even send you over the cliff and trashing it altogether. Individuals who are not in the fray battling the demons of creativity don’t understand the challenges, obstacles, techniques, etc, that are required to succeed. They are not qualified to make those comments and therefore are not valid critics. Don’t take their comments seriously. They are not your creative friend. They may be a friend in your casual world, but they are not a friend to your Baratas Replicas Ray Ban creativity.

Identify Your Friends.

On the other hand, know your creative friends. There are those who understand your work and those you can trust to Cheap Jerseys critique it. If you truly trust these individuals, then take their words to heart. It doesn’t mean that you will change your course or redo something just because they said so, but it does mean that you should mull over their ideas. If after evaluating the project you then choose to stick with your ideas or vision, then you will proceed with stronger determination. You will be able to articulate the reasons you like what you are doing and you will feel more confident in your choices.

Dilly-dalliing and self-doubting are two other enemies that live within us. When these monsters begin to raise their ugly heads, identify and defeat them. I have had students at retreat spend two days cheap football jerseys pick out out fabric, choosing their path, changing their mind, picking out different fabric, changing their mind, and not getting anywhere. The root of dilly-dallying is simply fear. We are all unsure of how to proceed, but in order to create you MUST proceed. Time is far more valuable than the fabric you are afraid to cut into. So…. get going!

Self-doubt can relate to dilly-dallying, but if self-doubt frequently rises up within you, look to the source from whence it cheap jerseys came. No doubt there have been external influences that my have even happened during your formative years that have you feeling doubtful of your abilities. One thing to remember is that we all start somewhere. Don’t compare yourself to someone who you think has more talent or has had more years to perfect their craft. Realize that we all fall down, but to carry on we all must rise up. So…. Rise up!

What do you find to be your biggest creative obstacle? Time? Critiques? Fear? Futzing? Lack of Focus?

What do you find motivates you to purse your creative work with diligence and inspiration? Rewards? Positive feedback? Self assuredness?

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  1. I find the internet is the most fantastic for inspiration from quilters at all different levels and shows such as TQS who offer it all. I will just go to Pinterest and look at “garden photos” or “travel” etc etc and these come up with heaps of inspiration.


  2. I read your article and love it, I have had times like others that comments can lead to self doubt, I found your words interesting and a great tool to keep in mind.

  3. I find that once I have a clear path I keep on moving forward, so my issues are not always seeing the clear path! Enjoyed the article as the information is thought filled.

  4. I appreciate the technical terms of dilly-dallying and futzing…the last minute is a great motivator. Over the last few years it’s helped me get through a lot of fear…that and a serious commitment to getting the work done.

  5. What do you find to be your biggest creative obstacle? Time? Critiques? Fear? Futzing? Lack of Focus? Fear fear fear (yes said three times) followed by lack of focus and self-critiques….I am very hard on myself

    What do you find motivates you to pursue your creative work with diligence and inspiration? Rewards? Positive feedback? Self assuredness? Confidence in what I am making, the desire to succeed, enjoyment, being around others….I do better in classes than at home.

  6. Ok, I will admit…… I have spent my day today dilly-dallying! I appreciate the reminder that the root cause of dilly-dallying is fear. I have been thinking about my focus word for 2015, and have been auditioning the word “trust”. Finally time to trust myself as a woman, wife, mom, business executive and artist. Yes – probably in that order, and I trust that my off-the-cuff priority list is ok too….. thanks, Ricky!

  7. My biggest creative obstacle is one that you have not mentioned. Energy! I suffer from chronic fatigue. If you are not aware of it, best way to describe it is you never know if you will be able to prepare the evening meal when you get up in the morning despite any and all pre-preparation. There are days when brushing my teeth and combing my hair takes everything I have, never mind getting dressed. My sewing machine is never put away, if it were, I would never sew. But ideas abound and I do have plenty of time to ponder ways to accomplish my mental image. You are right, creating is doing; in my case, as I can.

    • Marion I know what you mean as I have had Ross River Fever for a few years now and have some great days and some bad ones. I have only in the last year tried very hard and learnt to not be too hard on myself when wishing I could do something but just cant get myself going.

      I try to say to myself “if I get some sewing done great if I don’t well that’s too dam bad”.

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