Textile Mixed Media Artist, Teacher, Coach living in a small town in SW Saskatchewan, Canada who ENJOYS Spreading Positive Creativity worldwide. Dale publishes Creative Ramblings, a regular eZine full of inspiration, support & encouragement., and is the Author of soon to be released: My Creative Road Map, a Path to True Happiness.
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As Creative Entrepreneurs, we sometimes come up against a wall….
How do we deal with that and have “Faith & Persistence” to carry on?
If you are like me, you have ancestors who had the “Faith & Persistence” in moving from their homeland, coming to North America with little belongings and build new lives here.
When I look through some of the old photos we have of our ancestors, how they endeared the hardships can be totally inspiring. Living in a sod house during -40C temperatures or in what they called the “Dirty Thirties” where nothing would grow because of the drought. Man, if that doesn’t inspire you – nothing will!
Sometimes, its overwhelming when you thought you had everything going smoothly and WHAM, something derails you. It happens to many and you can not be disappointed in yourself.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!
When those times show up, its the perfect time to journal (or start journaling if you don’t already journal) and see what shows up in that journaling. Its also a good time to spend more time on Creative Dates with yourself and learning more about what is deep inside, that has you thinking you are unable to continue.
Maybe someone has planted some doubt, or you have been beating yourself up yourself. STOP IT!
We each have a story to tell in this world, and we NEED your story to be out there!
You have survived experiences or been creating for many years, that is worthwhile to others starting out.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!
Start building up the “Faith & Persistence” you need to push through, its worth it!
So many come up to that wall and step back, never to be seen or heard of again. That is so sad, as I said before, we need everyone to tell their story – that’s why we are here.
Some steps to start you on the path to the other side:
- Write down your dreams/goals for yourself for the next 5 years.
- Write what excites you about each of those.
- How would it FEEL to have those dreams/goals accomplished.
- Which is the dream/goal you would like to accomplish this year.
- Start a worksheet with the steps (make them do-able) to start today.
- See the end and work back to present, each step needs to be do-able.
If you would like more tips, techniques, systems and weekly encouragement, I can be of service – more details HERE.
Have the FAITH & PERSISTENCE to pursue YOUR DREAMS – YOU are worth it!