What happens when you say yes


If you do say yes to an idea, then it is showtime.

Now your job becomes both simple and difficult.

You have officially entered into a contract with inspiration, and you must try to see it through, all the way to its impossible-to-predict outcome.

You can open the door and receive your ideas with respect and curiosity, not with drama or fear.

You can clear out whatever obstacles are preventing you from living your most creative life, with the simple understanding that whatever is bad for you is probably also bad for your art.

You can lay off the booze a bit in order to have a keener mind.

You can nourish healthier relationships in order to keep yourself undistracted by self-invented emotional dramas and catastrophes.

You can dare to be pleased sometimes with what you have created.

And if a project doesn’t work out, you can always think of it as having been a worthwhile and constructive experiment.

You can do work that matters by supporting other people in their creative efforts, acknowledging the truth that there is plenty of room for everyone, because there is.

You can resist the seductions of grandiosity, blame and shame.

You can measure your worth by your dedication to your path, not by your successes or failures.

You can battle your demons (through therapy, recovery, prayer or humility) instead of battling your gifts.

You can believe that you are neither a slave to inspiration nor its master, but something far more interesting, you are its partner, and that the two of you are working together towards something intriguing and worthwhile, doing work that matters.

You can live a long life, making and doing really cool things the entire time.

You might earn a living with your pursuits or you might not, but you can recognise that this is not really the point. The point is doing work that matters so good that money will chase your work.

At the end of your life, you can thank creativity for having blessed you with a charmed, interesting, passionate existence.

You can either say yes to your creative ideas and enter a journey, a voyage of discovery or you can say no and get back to your day to day routine.

It’s totally up to you.

I hope you say yes.

PS: Click on this link for: This is what happens when you say no.


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