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What would it look like if this was easy?
3 Creative Sparks
Do you ever find yourself approaching things the hard way before considering if there was an easy way. Having a vision of what easy looks like, can help you carve a more efficient path. Is there a challenging situation in your life or creative practice, ask this question and see if there are alternative paths. Let us know if you find one!
Andy Miller (Andy J. Pizza) suggest, then when we get stuck, we can consider our comfort zone. Now comfort zones tend to get a bad rap, but what if your comfort zone is actually your area of strength. What if talent is nothing more than tolerance? Some people have a tolerance for math equations? Or being in a pool 11 hours a day? Or going to the gym everyday? What do you have an infinite tolerance for, and how can you use that as a superpower?
Seth Godin called out internal dialogue, the stories we tell ourselves. Sometimes we get overly invested in our stories. Maybe we could think of the stories as hypothetical instead. Your story might tell you something is more difficult than in actually is, or that you don’t have any talent. Maybe. Or maybe you need to find out what’s true.
I collect these notes over the course of the week, and once a week I select a few, somehow there’s always a connection or thread between the selected notes, maybe it’s just what I’m paying attention to.
Let me know in the comments how these notes affect you, I’d love for us to have a discussion around them!