Sunday, March 11, 2012

Keeping Your Focus

Most of my friends are creative people – authors, artists, healers – people that tune in to their own creative center in a way that supports themselves as well as helps others around them. (I am still in search of a creative accountant, in case anybody knows of one!)

Our creativity and out life path are so intertwined that they are indistinguishable. How do we keep this up? How do we continue creating without driving ourselves (and those around us) crazy? How do we retain the focus to complete a project?

Take the small steps. Each small step takes us closer to what we want. We can lose focus on the big picture from time to time, but if we break it down, and take the small creative steps that we need to take, we will find ourselves not only on the right path, but on a path that is, as t hey say, “Well Lit, and Well Traveled”.

Do whatever you do until it becomes a part of you, until it becomes second nature. If you are a writer … write. If you are a painter … paint. If you are a dancer … dance. If you work in multiple disciplines, make sure that they flow together in a meaningful way, or you will lose your way.

Start where you are, learn your craft, and keep honing your skills. You hone your skills by practicing your craft. The big picture may change, but the small steps will get you where you are meant to be. Dream the big dream, but bring the dream to you by taking the small steps. No step is an end … each step is a beginning.

Live your passion, but do not allow it to overwhelm you. Put your work out there, but do not attach an outcome to it. Allow yourself to see where you can go, without boundaries or limitations.

© March 2012 Bonnie Cehovet


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