My theme for the Blogging from A to Z challenge is Creativity. When doing something creative, it’s important to trust yourself.
You must trust your own viewpoint, your instincts. Listen to the voice inside you; don’t shut it out, don’t ignore it. Trust it!
We tend to look at projects from an intellectual point of view. This is necessary. But we also need look at them, feel them, with our hearts.
As Lord Byron said, “There is no instinct like that of the heart.”
Many people are afraid to trust their instincts when it comes to creativity because they’re afraid of failing. I’ve said this in other posts: there is no failure, there is no wrong or right, when you’re creating. The same goes for being worried about ridicule. It takes personal trust and sometimes courage to go against what’s popular or what’s expected.
Trusting yourself means it’s all about you, it’s what comes out of your heart, your knowledge, your life experiences. If you’re afraid of failure or ridicule or whatever is holding back that trust, you won’t listen to the voice inside you. You won’t feel the emotions coming from your heart, the emotions that are necessary to make your creation unique. Remember to trust all that is “you.”
And don’t forget to give yourself a pat on the back. If you aren’t completely satisfied with your results, look for positive aspects of your project. This will help build trust in yourself.
I’ll end this post with this wonderful quote from Golda Meir: “Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”
Do you trust yourself when it comes to your creativity?