I am a beginner and I must say as much courage as it takes to take the first step, making it to a mile isn’t a complete slope. The life of a beginner isn’t easy . I am still there. There are days when I wake up and I’m like I don’t need this, there are projects that are not accepted just because they are new. So here I am to talk to your beginning, creative soul. Most of us never heard this. We rarely find this in creative people stories. Let us get into it .
Finish your work .
One of the perks of being a creative person is not being able to finish that drawing, or that poem, or finish any of the things you started. you are not alone. The minute you get a new idea is the minute we ditch our previous. Procrastination? OH YEAH we are all there. I think getting your work finished first clears off your mind and helps you to stop feeling stuck. Keeping at least two days in two weeks to finish at least a thing you haven’t will do the trick.
Build a relationship with your inner critic.
We all have one. Why? Because we know what we have done. Keep that critic locked up as you are begining otherwise it will limit your creativity. When you are done set it out so you can improve with time. Critique yourself harder that anyone will ever will. This brings us to the third advice.
Your work will RARELY be perfect. (At least in your eyes.)
Do more of what you love.
I am a designer and as much as I would love to design men apparel. I can’t or else I’ll come up with a black scarf. By putting my time and energy into women accessories and clothing, I just have all this energy flowing. to discover what you love, you are going to go through many paths till you find the one that is stressful enough for you to handle
Embrace the static phase.
Oh the static phase. how we hate it. I am glad I found this quote .I used to think i didnt have it me, i’d do nothing for days feeling stuck & unmotivated.
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take a while. It’s normal to take a while. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
― Ira Glass
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