On Work - On Starting

The blank page. The endless possibilities. The flood of inspiration. All of these are huge roadblocks in our path to creating. We will never start something if we're always scared of making a mistake, or always comparing ourselves to others. We must break through the barriers. But how?

Just start something. Draw the first line. Take the first shot. Play the first key. You see where I'm going don't you? The only way to overcome the fear of starting something is not to simply ignore it and hope it goes away, but embrace it and take one step toward it. The greatest part of any journey isn't found at the end, once you reach your goal, but along the way and all that you learn and overcome.

So what are you waiting for? Stop waiting for the right resources. Stop waiting to be "inspired". Make do with what you have. Be creative, in the truest sense of the word, and use your imagination. Stop putting so much pressure on yourself to get it right the first time. There is no right or wrong when we create. When we enter the realm of creating we leave behind our sense of direction and are guided by a force much greater than us.