Throughout the month I’ve been providing you with some tools to shift your thinking as you move forward on your artistic path.
Today I want you to kick fear and doubt into the back seat, strap on your seatbelt and think about the big dream.
Do you have one? The role you want to play, the venue you want to perform in, the show you want to design, the book or play you want to write, the company you want to open. If your artistic path was without friction--friction being the demands of the rest of your life, the money you need to live, the space time continuum--what would you love to accomplish with your creative work?
If you’re anything like me, the minute you start dreaming the big dream the weights of doubt get wrapped around your ankles and drag you down. They can be big doubts (“Who am I to want to do this?” “I can think of a dozen more people more talented than I am”) to the small doubts (“If I live my dream, who will take care of my cats?”).
Those doubts won’t go away, not easily. But I want you to actively think about the big dream, everyday if possible.
You can do anything you set your mind to, as long as the dream is connected to action. The action doesn’t have to be huge leaps. They can be small steps you take every day that don’t even feel like they’ll get you there, but they are moving you forward.
Forward action is action.
You’ve already set goals, and the action steps you take will help you reach your goals.
But here’s what I want you to do.
Allow yourself to think about the big dream for your work.
Write it down. It doesn’t have to be fully formed, and you don’t have to know how to get there. In fact, I don’t want you to think about how to get there.
What I want you to do is to tell the universe about that dream. Add that to the creative mix that you’re contributing to the world.
Write the dream down. Every day.
Remember that your joy matters.
Keep moving forward.
Thank you for doing your work, and for contributing your creativity to the world.
Dream the big dream.
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