This Huge Horrible Lie Is Keeping You Stuck

Big Pine 2006 photo by Sam Bennett

Where’s Your Path?

Have you said this sentence to yourself about your creative projects, your clutter or getting your business off the ground?

 

“I know what I need to do…I just have to make myself do it.”

 

Yep.

 

I’ve said it, too.

 

And it’s a huge, horrible lie.

 

The truth is this:

 

You are aware of one method that you could use to get your project moving and…you’re not interested in it.

 

It’s like you’re standing down at the bottom of a mountain….

 

You can see the top and you think, “Oh! I really want to go there!”

 

From where you are, you can see one big path up the mountain. Lots of people are on this path.

 

But for some reason, you don’t want to take that path. You think about it, but you don’t move.

 

It’s just…not for you.

 

You may even start to wonder if there’s another way up the mountain.

 

But then your big “rational” voice says, “Don’t be silly. There’s the road up the mountain. Just do it. Just make yourself do it. What’s your problem? Are you lazy? Why don’t you just do it already?”

 

This voice is amplified by helpful magazine articles and practical-minded friends and well-meaning fools who keep telling you, “There’s only this one way up the mountain and you know you need to climb the mountain so get on with it, why don’t you?”

 

And yet you don’t move.

 

You start to feel worse and worse — because you really do want to get to the top of the mountain. So maybe you work on your self-esteem or you say affirmations or you try enforcing your willpower… but still…

 

Nothing.

 

Zip.

 

No movement.

 

 

Here’s the truth:
You aren’t moving because, honey — THAT ISN’T YOUR PATH.

 

There IS a way for you to climb that mountain and accomplish your goals… it’s just not the way you think.

 

After all, you are a Creative Genius.

 

You think different.

 

Your life is about art and self-expression and healing people and laughter and loving and doing the kind of work that doesn’t even feel like work because you love it so much and you don’t even notice the time passing.

 

So give up the idea that any cookie-cutter, conventional answer is going to work for you and start thinking of the craziest, most YOU way to get up that mountain.

 

Because The World Needs Your Good Work.

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