What if we called it resistance instead?
In this episode, we begin the conversation about creativity and fear. Why does creativity make us fearful sometimes? How can fear help our creative work? What are some strategies for overcoming our fears to be able to create? From looking at the use of the word ‘creativity’ through time to discussing ideas from Elizabeth Gilbert’s book “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear” we help each other navigate the shadow side of our relationship with creativity.
Steven Pressfield recommends taking cues from our workaday life and apply them to our creative endeavours. Some of those things look like:
- We show up every day.
- We show up no matter what
- We stay with it for the time we committed to that day.
- We commit for the long haul. Even if we go to another job, we keep working.
- We master the skills needed to do our jobs.
- We maintain a sense of humour about our work.
- We ask for help when we need it.
- History of the Concept of Creativity (lecture)
- 10 Steps to Develop an Abundance Mindset
- Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
- The War of Art – Steven Pressfield
- Art and Fear – David Bayles & Ted Orland
- Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Writers by Roy Peter Clark