“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke

When You Think You Can’t, Try This

So this time of year it's really easy to let your creative practice slide, because there's so many things going on.

A few years ago, I discovered a method that my teacher Marney Makridakis calls Turn Your Doubts into Dares.

It’s incredibly simple but brilliant: You take the thing that you feel like you can't do and you dare yourself to do this.

So if you want to create a new product by Christmas, but you fear that the holidays are too busy, instead of talking yourself out of it, you say, “But what if I could?”

And “How might I do this?” 

It sends the doubts and fears scrambling.

Try it next time you think you can’t. Maybe you’re right ... but what if you aren’t? 

Because Feelings Are Everything

Why you don't need to worry about your ideas leaving the building

Why you don't need to worry about your ideas leaving the building

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