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Do You Think Your Creative Ideas Suck?

The first necklace I ever made.  What a beauty.

The first necklace I ever made. What a beauty.

You’re not alone. Mine suck, too. Let’s be depressed together. Sniffle. Look sad. Be as pathetic as you can possibly be. There now. Feel better?

I do.

Except I’m still obsessing over the title of this article and how much it sucks.
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Itty Bitty Stupid Little Baby Steps

It’s one thing to get this blog up and going, and another to actually start a regular routine of writing.  I’m sure the same thing applies to any goal you or I might have.  You can plan and plan, dream all day long and still, you actually have to DO THE WORK.  And sometimes, it’s not pretty.

This is usually the point where my motivation stamina fizzles out.  Yep, right at the very beginning.  A tiny confession here: it doesn’t feel like the beginning because I’ve spent umpteen months planning and thinking about doing it.  And right about now I feel like – whew I’m tired – time for a break!

I think taking baby steps can be very frustrating and, frankly, annoying.  I mean, we all want instant gratification, don’t we?  When I stare at a long-term goal it looks insurmountable.  Some of us give up just looking at our creative to-do lists before we ever start.  As much as I hate to admit it, baby steps is the only way to achieve your goals.  The hard truth is: DEAL WITH IT.  Accept it.  Taking baby steps now may feel like you’re not getting anywhere, but you’re always inching your way toward your goal. Continue reading

photo by: Cirrus Sky