Some of us like to “blast” our anthems. But to each his or her own…
This is a new series called “Creative Every Day.”
The series consists of simple creativity prompts for a complicated world.
I’m starting it because I think people are afraid.
Specifically, I think creative people are fearful about the future.
I think creative people often gather around fear and treat it like a kind of club where the cost of membership is: keep feeding the fear.
If you stop feeding the fear, and dare to actually attend to your own creativity, then you are kicked out of the club.
About a year ago, I quit the fear club.
And I joined a different, better club instead. We will talk more about that club later.
I also happen to know from personal and professional experience that creatives, writers especially, are prone to anxiety, worry and fearful thinking.
It’s not our fault. Maybe we were born this way. Or we were traumatized. Who knows? Where this all came from is really not the point.
The point is where we are heading right now.
It’s time to quit all of our fear-based fascinations and focus on being creative every day instead.
Because that’s where your power is.
So, what’s it going to be?
Do you want to be paralyzed with icy-cold fear or happily, passionately creating?
I think the answer is pretty obvious. So let’s begin.
You’re going to need an anthem.
Yes, I watched Glee this week but I was already using my own anthem to switch gears from everything else and get myself into creative mode.
I’ll tell you what my anthem is, but you’ll need to tell me yours first.
Your anthem should be a song that makes you pound the air with your fists, sing out loud (even if your daughter is begging you to stop singing), and possibly even dance like nobody is watching.
So, how about it. Got an anthem?
Play it for yourself and then share in the comments what your anthem does for you. If you are really brave, tell us what your anthem is.
But most importantly, have fun.