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ARCHIVE Day 45: Artist’s Block

Original Release: 4/12/18

We’ve all been there.

We’ve all sat in front of a page, pencil/brush in hand, tapping against the table. We’ve all racked our brains, looking for that one perfect idea. But it never comes. We’re stuck, perpetually staring at the sheet of white.

The Artist’s Block.

Of all the afflictions a creator could suffer, this one is easily the worst. The frustration, exhaustion, and desperation brought on by the need to create is enough to drive a person crazy.

But fear not. The solution is much simpler than you’d think.

Just do it.

No really. Just write. Just paint. It doesn’t matter as to the quality. Just do it.

Let me explain. Say you’re trying to write a book. You’ve been staring at a blank piece of paper for about five minutes. You need to get your brain going. How do you do it? Simple. Open up a new tab, a blank page and just write. It doesn’t matter if it’s complete gibberish or beautiful poetry, just get your brain moving. Then, when you’re warmed up and ready to go, go back to the first page and get started. See? Easy, isn’t it?

The hard part is getting in habit of doing it.

But you can. And once you do, you’ll be an unstoppable creating machine. All it takes is time, dedication, and many pages of garbage.

Creating genius is a strange process, isn’t it?

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