morning“‘How long would it take me to learn to do that?’ we may ask, standing on the sideline of a longed-for-activity.

‘Maybe a year to be pretty good,’ the answer comes back. ‘it depends.’

As blocked creatives, we like to pretend that a year or even several years is a long, long time. Our ego plays this little trick to keep us from getting started. Instead of allowing ourselves a creative journey, we focus on the length of the trip. “It’s such a long way,” we tell ourselves. It may be, but each day is just one more day with some motion in it, and that motion toward a goal is very enjoyable.”



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