i’m a macro thinker. i thrive on thinking about the big vision, the bigger picture, the biggest goal - you know? i get so tightly wrapped up in the future that it has the ability to stall my productivity in the present. i often find myself overwhelmed by the gravity of my grandiose ideas that it tends to lead to me doing absolutely nothing. and if you’ve ever accomplished any sort of task in your life, you know that doing nothing really isn’t an option.
lately, i’ve been challenging myself to just do something, especially in the realm of creativity. i’ll just. make. something. it doesn’t have to be perfect (where are all my perfectionists at?) and it doesn’t even have to look good in any regard. it can just be. and while i’m at it, i can just be. i put no pressure on myself to produce excellence right away. because any creative product involves a process, and i’d much rather have a choppy beginning to a creative process than never starting the process at all.
i know this isn’t some revolutionary idea or life-changing sentiment…it’s just the simple revelation that nothing happens until something happens. if you want to make a movie, you have to start making a movie. if you want to write a book, you have to start writing a book. it won’t just appear out of nowhere one day.
so next time you’re feeling lost in your big ideas — know that you’re not alone. you want to do big things with your life and that’s 100% valid. with those ideas, i challenge you to take one healthy step in the direction of making those ideas a reality. maybe it’s talking about it with a friend, writing a script, taking a class…just do something.
i have a feeling you’re going to rock this.