This week’s Must-Reads for Creatives help us work through self-doubt and sustain our emotional health—throughout the creative process.
Suffering emerges from our constantly second-guessing ourselves. We wonder:
- Am I actually a creative person, or am I kidding myself?
- Am I capable of follow-through, or am I just lazy?
- Am I ready to move forward, or am I an imposter?
- Are my kids suffering because I’m always on the computer?
- How do I stop procrastinating and promote my work, as an introvert?
- Is all of this time and energy even worth it?
Yes, it’s worth it, and you’re capable of bringing your creative ideas into form. Self-doubt is simply part of the creative process.
Most creatives struggle with the same behind-the-scenes worries. I like how creativity coach Eric Maisel frames the common creative challenges: “issues related to the creative process, issues of personality, relationship issues, and marketplace issues.” These issues are part and parcel of the creative process. With support, you can move forward with your creative dreams. Read on…
This Week’s Must-Reads for Creatives:
Am I Creative “Enough”? >>>
Navigating the Creative Industry as a New Creative >>>
Pete Mosley on the Art of Shouting Quietly and How Introvert Creatives Can Thrive >>>
Working to Feed My Soul >>>
Worrying About Being a Perfect Mother Makes It Harder to Be a Good Parent >>>
Peace Over Perfection >>>