Creativity and fear

“Don’t believe you are a creative genius? Fine! Have it your way but not before I let you off the hook, we are going to play devil’s advocate. Let’s say you do not have any creative genius. At all. Okay?

Then why are you so unhappy and frustrated and annoyed with a boring job or in another wasteful dreadful work meeting?

Why are you itching to get out and do something else and be something more? Why not just settle and be “thankful you have a job” and do what you’re told?

It’s because your creative genius is dying to show you a better way, a kinder way, a happier way.

If you ignore it, you will regret it. Maybe not today or next week but in a few years, you will look back at your life and wish so badly you had believed in yourself today.

Believe in yourself today then.

Stop suppressing that creative genius already!”


This hit me hard.


“Pseudonyms: Maybe this last bit is a stretch, but online community company Disqus has foundthat users who utilize pseudonyms (i.e. adopted identities like BurntToast or MonkeyBiz) contribute more and higher-quality comments online than those who reveal their actual names, and those who choose to remain anonymous. Perhaps there is something about taking on a different identity which allows us to reveal a different side of us without fear of rejection…” 

I think about that a lot. 



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