How to get out of your own way: Creativity

February 25, 2019

I get this question a lot:


"How do I get out of my own way?"


I don't only hear it from fellow creatives . . . I hear it from myself.


I think we've all been there: A great idea, opportunity, or bit of wisdom comes along and at first we are all, "Hell yes!" and then we're all, "Oh no!" When your heart calls out a deep desire (you know the feeling) that then shows up in your life, my guess is that you're both terrifically excited and totally terrified to the bone. Yeah?






That's normal. Think about it: when a great idea or opportunity comes along that's aligned with your deepest desires, that's life asking you to step up and answer the tug on your heart. That is scary because it is so true to you - it is so deeply tied to your passions and your dreams and your creative ability - that everything yelling "Yes" inside of you is also trying to protect you, keep you comfortable, and keep you safe.


Enter: Self-Sabotage.