Be a verb not a noun
Forget perfection; forget judgement and all that negativity that holds you back.
I’m sure this sounds puzzling but I promise by the end of it all will make sense and it may be the most profound thing that you’ve heard yet like it has been for me. My biggest lesson so far is the power that lies in starting. Making small steps be it a 2 minute workout….yes you read right two minute workout can make all the difference. I don’t have a scientific explanation but the moment you make that first step it’s easier to get things done. The fear that holds you back subsides and whatever task lies ahead now seems doable.
The biggest challenge that we face is paralysis analysis. We spend so much time planning that none of our ideas see the light of day. I believe that we are pro creators and this should not only be limited to filling the earth but should also apply to creativity. As Elizabeth Gilbert points out in her book Big Magic, an idea choses you for a reason and the least that you could do is create it. And I have resolved to do just that and give life to all the ideas that chose me to be their creator.
Back to the title “Be a verb not a noun” . This would be best illustrated through an example. You become a poet through writing poems, you are a writer through writing and you become a dancer through your dance. It is through doing that we become what we are called to do. The challenge that I have taken up and which I would wish for you to take up with me is to just do what you feel you were called to do. Let us feel the fear and just to it anyway. Forget perfection; forget judgement and all that negativity that holds you back. From its definition a verb is a doing word and my wish is that we all be verbs. So take out your pen and start writing, take out your dancing shoes and start dancing, take out your music instrument and start playing whatever it is just start and do. It won’t be easy but it will surely be worth it.
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