There Will Always Be Another Excuse Not to Create

Any excuse to not create is dangerous.

I’m not ready. I can’t find the time. I don’t know what I’m doing. I have
nothing to say. I’m not good enough yet. I don’t have the right tools. I’m
afraid of revealing too much. I’m scared my parents will see it. I’m sure my ex
will hear about it. I know my friends will laugh at it.

Even if every one of those things is true, they’re still not good enough reasons
not to create. Especially since it’s impossible to fail at self-expression. When
we tell our story, we’re always successful, even if we’re not successful.

I recently got email from a reader
whose concern wasn’t about finding the time, but losing the time. She was
afraid to create because it would take time away from work, family and other
life obligations.

Who says we can’t do both? Why all the
compartmentalization? Seems to me, there’s time for it all. Even if we only
create in small spurts, that still counts.

Because no matter how good we are, no matter how successful
we get, there will always be another excuse not to create. There will always be
a chorus of voices trying to bury our music, trying to keep us from becoming
what we are.


What have you avoided creating this week?


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Are Your Obsessions Societally Useful?

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I had no intention of turning my personality disorder into a career.

Consider my resume:

“Obsessive compulsive anal retentive control
freak attention whore who over-thinks everything and has zero patience, no
social filter, limited work experience and no organizational skills who can’t
follow simple directions, can’t share, doesn’t work well with others and has
serious identity issues.”

Get that man a corner office.

But that’s what happens when you hire yourself. You have no choice but to
leverage your limitations. You play the ball where it lies and make the most of
what you’ve got. Otherwise you go out of business.

This approach has served me well. By
creatively channeling my liabilities, by making good use of everything that I
am, I’ve made money, made a difference and made a name for myself, while having
a lot of fun in the process. Everything I got made fun of for, I now get paid

I wonder what the world would look like if more people embraced the entirety of
their personalities, not just their strengths.

Perhaps our obsessions could become
societally useful.


What personality disorders could you leverage?


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