Are you doing your best work? Are you creating, crafting, giving, unfolding as much of your unique gifts and talents as you can?
Are you involved in something that fills you up, spills you out and leaves your fingerprints?
I hear from people all the time who truly wish they could be brave enough to craft their ideal life, or pursue a passion. They have an idea for a blog, a book or a new career but they feel that it’s unattainable. It’s too new and difficult, or conversely, it’s too overdone….but why? Is there really nothing left to give?
When I first started blogging, I was inspired but overwhelmed. I wanted to write about things I loved talking about: personal finance, beauty, fashion, personal development and inspiration. I LOVED these topics but felt so lost and insignificant. How could I be heard when everyone else is already talking about these things? Why will the things I say even matter? What do I have to offer the world that’s unique and makes a contribution. These questions were nearly enough to stop me from pursuing my passion for writing and blogging.
I didn’t know whether I’d be heard, or what I had to say would really matter, but I went ahead anyway- simply because it mattered to me.
When you surround yourself with something you’re passionate about, you’re an active consumer of music, or a devout foodie- you see people doing what you’d like to do: writing books, recording albums, crafting successful blogs. You see the success of the creators you admire and feel that all the good ideas are taken.
But good news: there’s no cap on potential.
The world doesn’t simply run out of inspiration, good ideas, popular gurus. In fact, there is no quota, and it will never fill- the world is hungry for more.
Think of it this way: How many songs have been written about love? How many renditions of Romeo & Juliet have been performed? How many stories have been written about the triumph of the underdog or on the “political climate,” of the day? Nothing ever stays the same. Our truth never gets tired. The world doesn’t tire of inspiration or a good story. We keep searching for more content to inspire and entertain us.
My advice to you is to get out there and simply create. Create for the joy of creation. Not for fame, not for money, not from obligation. Create your best work simply because you want to, and if it’s not your best work, keep going until you craft your masterpiece. If you’re on the fence about pursuing a passion, getting free in love or money, traveling abroad or telling your story, now is the time to step forward and LIVE.
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