Writers BlockWhen you are a creative person, writer, artist, musician, craft maker, etc… it’s so easy to get in the mind set of waiting for motivation. The truth is the best way to get motivated is to start creating. Motivation to create doesn’t even matter at all and that’s because it’s the action that creates the work.

When you take action it requires you to tell your brain to “shut up”. We make all of these excuses about feeling down or uninspired. Just sit down and start creating…force it if you have to!

The more you can start consistently forcing yourself to create, the sooner you will break out of your slump.

I read a great quote that sums this up pretty well:

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work – Steven King

If you are the creative type and you find yourself procrastinating the first thing you should do is accept that somedays will be better than others. If you can just do a little something even if you think it’s not good, one action leads to the next, and before know it you may have just created your greatest work yet without even being motivated to start.

For Creative People, Motivation is Not Your Issue, Action is
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5 thoughts on “For Creative People, Motivation is Not Your Issue, Action is

  • May 26, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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    Interesting take on this. I suppose creative efforts differ from other efforts like doing work for your job.

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    • May 27, 2017 at 1:40 pm
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      They can differ. Its possible that someone who is creative is also a chronic procrastinator.

      Tim

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  • May 6, 2017 at 8:01 pm
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    interesting take on this. I have been trying to write pieces on the piano and I ALWAYS feel like I waiting for inspiration. Guess I gotta just kick my ass into gear.

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    • May 7, 2017 at 5:19 pm
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      Hey Keyz,

      Just sit down and write. Even if you can’t come up with anything put yourself on a schedule and try writing consistently.

      Tim

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  • May 1, 2017 at 11:55 pm
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    You have an interesting take on this. I make hip hop beats for a living and I found your article slightly offensive, but kind of spot on…lol. Its true if you just sit down and create eventually it starts flowin and you get into a good groove.

    When you have writers block the only thing you can do is write your way out of it.

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