Have you ever felt tangled in a knot of creative block?

Well, you’re not alone!

As a writer, I’ve been there more times than I can count.

When I was a young writer, I felt really happy when my first piece of writing was viewed by others online.

It was a short poem I wrote about a kid walking on the beach where the water meets the sand, like a daredevil walking on a tightrope in the circus.

The writing process was exhilarating, but the real reward was the sense of accomplishment when it was finally out in the world.

This experience taught me that creative excellence is a journey, not a destination.

In today’s fast-paced world, we often find ourselves juggling multiple tasks and responsibilities.

This can lead to a creative block, where we feel like we’re stuck in a rut.

But, as the philosopher Aristotle once said, “the more you know, the more you realize you don’t know.”

We need to be aware of our own ignorance.

So, let’s embrace this uncertainty and use it to fuel our creative growth.

This means that we must be willing to take risks, learn from our mistakes, and continuously strive for improvement.

As Thomas Edison once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

(He also completely fucked Nicola Tesla, burying technological advancements for decades. But that’s a whole other story.)

From a psychological perspective, creative excellence can be seen as a form of self-actualization.

This is the process of realizing one’s full potential and becoming the best version of oneself.

But guess what…

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Lao Tzu, author of the Tao Te Ching and The Art Of War

So, how can we apply these philosophical and psychological concepts to our everyday lives?

The first step is to be open to new experiences and challenges.

This means stepping out of our comfort zones and embracing the unknown.

Remember, “the unexamined life is not worth living.” (I’m pretty sure that was Socrates, but who knows!)

As we continue on our journey of creative excellence, we can expect to see growth, both personally and professionally.

If we focus on the three keys of creative excellence we may find ourselves breaking through blocks and achieving new levels of success.

What are the three keys to creative excellence?

  1. Doing
  2. Learning
  3. Improving

One example of creative excellence is the story of J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series.

Rowling faced numerous rejections and setbacks before finally getting her first book published.

However, she persevered and continued to write, learn, and improve, eventually becoming one of the most successful authors of all time.

You really can’t use up creativity. The more you use it, the more you have.

Creative excellence is not just about personal growth; it’s also about making a positive impact on the world around us.

One way to continue learning and improving is to seek out new sources of inspiration and knowledge.

This could mean taking a class, reading a new book, or simply talking to someone with a different perspective.

We may become more confident, more skilled, and more determined to achieve our goals.

It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be.



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