Understanding Basics of Fear & Creativity
What drives the creativity engine? Order and structure or disorder and chaos?
A mix of order and chaos?
Structure and spontaneity?
Do you feel both unbridled joy and deep frustration associated with the creative process?
If the answer is yes, read on because you aren't the only one.
The Push & Pull: The Comfort Zone VS The Discomfort Zone
Are you staying at the edge of your discomfort zone with your creativity? If you've emerged without a new perspective, it may be that you are unwilling to change. Keep in mind that change is inevitable - and learning and realization is optional.
Embracing Fear & Massive Action: The opposite of analysis paralysis
The easiest solution to fear is to take action in the face of fear. A fear-free solution will not appear to you. It is unrealistic to think that we will be able to get rid of fear by waiting it out.
When you get stuck in a state of fear, take a small step to move forward. Even a small, baby step is progress and counts!
Try to befriend fear. Remember that you are still alive due to some of your fears that helped prevent you from some harmful and dangerous situations, -so fear is not entirely your enemy. It's also been a life saver! Have talks out loud with yourself so you may hear yourself speak. Let yourself know that there is no reason to have fear in progress in your goals and moving on. I do this often to put myself back in line.
Fueling the Creative Engine by using the power of anger and strong emotions.
One of my favorite quotes about anger by Jim Butcher: "Anger is just anger. It isn't good. It isn't bad. It just is. What you do with it is what matters. It's like anything else. You can use it to build or to destroy. You just have to make the choice."
Do you shut down when you feel angry and experience strong emotions? Instead of allowing yourself to shut down, push against it and allow these emotions to flow into your cause of creativity, and then into your endeavor.
Creative Entropy: Life is messy and everything moves toward disorder. The structure of chaos.
"You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star." - Friedrich Nietzsche
One of the fundamental Laws of Physics is the Law of Entropy, or disorder that states that everything in the universe is moving from a state of order to disorder or chaos.
Ask how you can learn from this adversity?
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