How To Balance Your Creative Ambition With Your Relationships

Do you recognise any of the following scenarios? You desperately want to work on your art. It’s the weekend at last but now there are other things to do. Shopping, chores, family time, looking after aging relatives. The clear day that you have promised yourself all...

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Is The Great Creator A Myth?

Do you wonder where your art comes from? Do you have ideas which feel too hard to accomplish and yet you are drawn to having a go anyway? Do you wish that you didn’t have these ideas running through your head? Or perhaps you wish that you had more of them because you...

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David Bowie was a failure

Yes, he failed. A lot. Especially in his early days.   Did you know the following about David Bowie? In the 1960s he released nine singles which failed to chart before Space Oddity made it into the top five in the UK. Those singles were with 3 different bands and...

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If I build it, what happens if they don’t come

There is that wonderful scene in the movie Field of Dreams where Kevin Costner is urged to “build it and they will come”. A baseball field in the middle of a cornfield starts to attract great players from the past. Many people in the personal development...

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But why do fear and doubt accompany creativity?

Why is it that fear and doubt go hand in hand with creative activities? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could just get on and paint or write or act without being nervous about it, without worrying what people think, without self-sabotage? In the War of Art, Steven...

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Is It A Folly To Be Creative?

Is it a folly to be creative? Do you ever think you are crazy to have creative goals? Do you question yourself about whether it is all worth it? Does your family ask you seemingly innocent but loaded questions such as “Have you published your book yet?” Or are they...

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