How many times have you heard that the secret to being a great writer is to sit your butt in the chair and write?
So, what keeps you from a.) getting there, b.) staying there?
Perhaps the answer lies not in the external chaos of children, schedules, and bills to pay. In fact, I’m placing my bet that your butt-planting challenge has more to do with internal chaos due to fears and inhibitions that well up inside of you a minute or two after you sit down.
We struggle with permission. Not from others—but from ourselves.
- Permission to pursue a craft without a price tag.
- Permission to be still.
- Permission to attend our creativity in the wake of others’ needs.
- Permission to “dive in” for the sheer joy of it.
(I’m always pleasantly surprised at how many husbands and wives are super supportive of the creative they are married to).
Which of these areas of permission are most difficult for you? Are there others that trip you up that I haven’t mentioned?
What are you designed-called-fashioned to do? Are you currently doing it with all your soul and strength?
I’d love to hear about it.