“Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.” – Brad Henry
Daily Nugget of Gold 1771
One thing that human beings have is an unlimited potential for creativity. We’ve been given this as our birthright, and it seems that few of us take full advantage of it. Most of us entered kindergarten with the notion that we could do anything, and we had this boundless image of ourselves as being endlessly creative. We enjoyed our creative genius as folks would tell us how wonderful we were at it. It was fun!
As life went on, we began hearing criticism of the products of our creativity, many of us began to have doubts about just how creative we were. Kids who could draw really well or have other artistic talents fed into the notion that perhaps we weren’t as gifted as we originally thought. Along comes a kid with a gift for playing the piano, or for building amazing structures with blocks and we begin to believe the criticism in earnest.
As adults, we might have found that there are certain tasks we really are good at, even though most folks wouldn’t call us artists. We also admire exceptional talent in certain fields ourselves, and often we are just awed at how someone could cultivate the talents and skills they have to such a high level. In this writing, we’ve made all these observations for a reason- and here it is: We all have the ability to live creatively. We all have the same amazing pool of creative resources. All we really lack, it seems, is the ability or the will to access it.
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale
We can do amazing things! We do need to have the patience to push through the lower stages of functioning in order to do so. It’s true that some folks have an easier time at some things than we do, but we all have an unlimited supply of creative energy at our Spiritual core. Some of the most amazing creative talents there have been blossomed late in life. Apparently, somewhere along the way, they decided that the critics were wrong and did it anyhow, in spite of them.
The first step we need to take to access our inexhaustible creative supply is to come to the realization that we have it and the only thing stopping us from using our wondrous abilities is the fact that we have accepted other people’s- or even our own- criticism- as true. Once that impediment is removed, the sky’s the limit!
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What do I really want to do more than anything else, and how can I get started right now?”
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