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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