This Common Belief Could Be Blocking Your Creative Potential

This Common Belief Could Be Blocking Your Creative Potential

I had never met her before, but overhearing her give the dogs commands in Norwegian, Italian, and English sparked a conversation between us and another guest. “I want there to be a word-for-word translation and get stuck because it doesn’t work like that,” he said. I resonated with that experience and thought about where that outlook might pop up in other aspects of life and business: There’s a reasonable question virtually everyone asks when they want to start a new creative project. When you stop looking at your new endeavor like translating one language into another, word for word. The common belief that could be blocking your creative potential is that you need to learn “the best way” to do something. But making (and learning from) your own mistakes will help you more than any question you could ask an expert. The importance of being a Pomeranian The Pomeranians weren’t bothered by the challenges of learning new languages. Creativity is not linear “Messy” is an understatement for my creative process. Certain articles I write begin with clear bullet points. Move your creative project forward Decide what you want to do, and do it your way.

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A woman brought her two Pomeranians to a barbecue I recently attended. I had never met her before, but overhearing her give the dogs commands in Norwegian, Italian, and English sparked a conversation between us and another guest.

Hamburger in hand, the other barbecue-goer explained why he’s always had trouble learning a language other than English.

“I want there to be a word-for-word translation and get stuck because it doesn’t work like that,” he said.

I resonated with that experience and thought about where that outlook might pop up in other aspects of life and business:

There’s a reasonable question virtually everyone asks when they want to start a new creative project.

We all know I like questions, but if you dedicate too much time to this one, it can be more harmful than helpful.

“What’s the best way to do that?”

If you’ve ever decided to create a website or become a writer, you’ve likely asked yourself that question. I certainly did.

And when you’re out of your comfort zone, you often want a guide — a set of steps to follow.

Those steps are necessary at first, but large creative strides happen when you start operating with more fluidity. When you stop looking at your new endeavor like translating one language into another, word for word.

The common belief that could be blocking your creative potential is…

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