Why You Should Write A Note To Yourself

Why You Should Write A Note To Yourself

January 26, 2015

Write a loving note to yourself. After you do, read it aloud to yourself and see what you have to say to you. Why You Should Write A Note To Yourself We all have voices in our heads. These voices sometimes tell us that we are not good enough, not smart enough, not talented enough. They may tell us that there are hundred things we should worry about for tomorrow, and there are thousands of problems from our past we must fix. These voices may tell us we’ve passed our “prime” or that we should just give up already. They may tell us that we tried our best, and that our best just isn’t good enough, and so why keep trying to work hard on the dream? They may tell us that our friends or co-workers or family members are so much better than us, so much happier than us, so much more valuable than us, so much more smarter […]

What Are You Hungry For?

What Are You Hungry For?

January 19, 2015

“How do I nourish myself? How do I feed me? How do I quench my thirst? What do I drink? What do I eat? I must only drink that which quenches my thirst and eat food that satiates my hunger.” – an excerpt from my personal journal. (Dated January, 15, 2015) … Eat to fill your stomach—not to busy yourself with the act of eating. Drink to quench your thirst—not to busy yourself with the act of drinking. Don’t drink to drink; drink to satisfy your thirst. Seek only the drink that satisfies it. Seek the food that nourishes you and fills your stomach—not what leaves you hungry (no matter how much you eat it). Seek only the food that satisfies that hunger. What do you eat? What do you drink? Where do you go and does it fill you with a sense of awe and wonder? Where do you live and does it feel like home? Where do you sleep? And […]

6 Ways To Turn Your Creative Cynicism Into Creative Optimism

6 Ways To Turn Your Creative Cynicism Into Creative Optimism

January 5, 2015

Sometimes, we writers are our own worst enemy.

We’ll spent countless hours focusing on what needs to be improved in our writing, instead of what’s right about our writing. We’ll spend days on end weighing all the possible negative consequences of our decisions. All this focus on the negative ends up making us very cynical about writing and the world general.

11 Ways To Get Over Feeling Guilty About Following Your Passion

11 Ways To Get Over Feeling Guilty About Following Your Passion

December 29, 2014

Editor’s note: Hey courageous creators, for today’s classic post we go back to 2011, where we talked about how to prevent your guilt from getting in your way. Enjoy!   much love, Ollin … “Ollin, I’m trying to follow my passion, but I feel so guilty about it. How can I overcome the guilt I put on myself?” “Ollin, I’m trying to follow my passion but society/friends/family are making me feel guilty about it. How can I overcome the guilt they are putting on me?” Confession: I am one of the most guilt-ridden people on earth. I feel guilty about not waving back to a stranger who greeted me two weeks ago. That’s how filled with guilt I am. So, yes, I am very familiar with guilt, and what I can say for sure about guilt is that you can’t get rid of it. Those who say you can rid yourself of guilt are wrong. Because guilt, like fear or doubt, is just […]

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