Lately I've had a little case of inner-critic-itis. I've been believing those thoughts that say, “don't even try, it won't be good enough” and “it'll never be perfect.”
Once I realized I was thinking them, I laughed, because once you know what you're thinking, you become the observer of your thoughts. You become awareness itself. And you can change what you're thinking in the blink of an eye- and therefore change your life.
“Change your thoughts, and you change your world.” -Norman Vincent Peale
So instead of listening to those voices…
Let's go out on a limb.
Let's do what's beautiful, what's art. Let's make art with the passion of making love.
Let's come alive again. Let's feel our magnificence coursing through our veins. Let's be messy and imperfect. Perfect is no longer wanted or needed. There's no time for perfect. We have to push it out now. We have to put our pens to the page, our fingers to the strings and strum. We have to sound bad, crazy, even completely wrong to be all right.
Let's go, let's do this. Let's make what our hearts are calling out for. Let's get messy and be imperfect. Let's roll around in our imperfection. Let's flaunt it at life, at critics, at inner critics who say, “you can't” and “it's not good enough”. If we want to, if we're having fun, then it's not just good enough- it's AMAZING.
Tell me: what are you holding back from making?
What are you afraid to start?
What would you do if you could silence all the critics, inside and out?
Tell me, and then go do it. We're in this together. Let's be messy and imperfect creators.
“To say a thing ‘must be', is the very power that makes it.” -Prentice Mulford
Image Credit: Painting by pennuja on Flickr