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Do you get stuck when trying to move forward? Do you create but find that you still flounder or lose your momentum?
Do you wish you could find an easier way to make the life that you seek?
Why It Helps To Embrace The Creative Process
Creating can be a difficult and confounding process. We often take one step forward and another back.
It can be hard to understand why that is. So we look into our childhoods, our belief systems and all sorts of corners of our psyche to figure out what is getting in our way.
According to Robert Fritz, author of The Path Of Least Resistance and Creating in addition to many other books, the problem is not in our psyches but in the structural system that dominates our lives.
What Is The Creative Process?
Many of us have mistaken ideas about the creative process.
The creative process is NOT about coming up with ideas.
The creative process is NOT about concepts.
The creative process is NOT about finding yourself.
The creative process is NOT a form of personal salvation.
The creative process IS a structure that lets you create.
The creative process IS a way to remove irrelevant considerations from your creating – whatever your creating is about.
The creative process IS a way to move from where you are now to your creative goal.
What Is Irrelevant To Creating?
In creating the only thing that matters is what you want to create, and how you are going to get from where you are to your intended goal.
It does not matter what I think or what your family and friends think.
It does not matter what your religion or political affiliation is.
It does not matter what the weather is, who likes you or does not.
It does not matter if you have a dog, cat or a bird.
It does not matter if you had a bad childhood.
It does not matter if you like yourself.
How To Make The Creative Process Work For You
According to Robert Fritz, the process of creating is very simple:
- identify where you want to go, what you want to achieve
- identify where you are
- determine how to get there
- do it.
Once you know what you want and where you are now, you can develop the step you need to take. There is no one to consult, and no approval to get.
It is that simple.
We overcomplicate it with a lot of extraneous considerations which are really irrelevant.
So, for example, you want to become super healthy.
First, you need to assess where you are and then create a series of steps to achieve your objective. It may include losing weight, drinking more and healthier water, dealing with stress issues, figuring our a lifestyle plan that will support your health, etc.
The big benefit of this approach is that taking one step supports the rest of the steps. So going through the process, each step moves forward and feeds into the next. Gone is the oscillating pattern of one step forward and one step back.
By having a straightforward creative process, you now have a structure that supports your moving forward.
That\’s all you need to create whatever you want.
Sound too simple?
Try it. See if it works for you.
I am using it, and although it takes getting used to, it does work.