What have you created today?
Is could be a piece of writing, a verse of poetry.
It could be a painting or a beautiful tune of music.
It could be a piece of code to make life simpler.
It could be teaching students something that would change their lives forever.
It can even be just making someone smile.
Yes, it is that simple.
Again coming back to the question?
What have you created today?
You might ask, why bother about it.
Why Create at All?
Creating something aesthetic or useful is very important for the nourishment of our soul.
Creation in many cases unleashes our positive emotions of enthusiasm, love and compassion.
Some people are just compelled to create to make a difference.
How long can you Consume?
You can watch thousands of movies, but cannot watch them all. There will always be a next .
How many discographies you will complete in your lifetime?
There are millions of artists in the world. So many different genres of music that totally baffles me. Rock music has so many variants. You cannot possibly listen to all rock songs in your life time.
How many more blog posts you will read before you decide to do something?
How many more novels you will read before you decide to write yours?
How many hours you will spend on gaming?
Consumption is a habit. And it is a very difficult habit to break.
Having this habit for too long can push us into feelings of worthlessness, self doubt and despair. It is one of the worst states to be in.
You cannot push yourselves to do the simplest things but go on and on consuming stuff. I know it is hard. I have personally gone through those stages many times.
But the good thing is the consumption habit can be replaced by the creation habit.
Creation is a Habit
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Yes like all good things, creation is not rocket science.
It is quite simple
- You feel inspired.
- You create something awesome.
- You feel good and repeat the cycle.
The more times you do it. The easier it is to replace other habits like consumption and dangerous habits like self doubt. (Yes, self doubt can kill you!)
Do you ever think what motivates Steven Spielberg to make great movies one after the other?
Or what calls Sachin Tendulkar to come out for yet great innings.
Or simply what is it that bugs me to share my thoughts and ideas on this blog.
It is a matter of habit. It is about making the “creation” muscle stronger.
Like any other skill, it takes practice to become good at creating value in your art. As you go along it makes you more and more confident.
Creation gives you Confidence
Yes, doing is the ultimate medicine to all kinds of fear.
It is highly probable you will never get rid of your fear in your life.
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. – Ambrose Redmoon”
Doing small tasks and creating small projects give you the confidence to go for bigger and bigger goals.
If you don’t even start, you will never progress.
Don’t let fear stop you. Take the smallest possible bite.
Start ridiculously small. There is no hurry. Be mindful. Take one step at a time. Just focus on doing.
Creation -> Satisfaction
One day you look back at all the beautiful things you have created. You cannot help but feel a sense of satisfaction, a tinge of pride and a sense of accomplishment.
It can be helping someone push a cart above a small ascent, or making a small difference.
It could be making someone smile.
May be it stirs up memories of your last stage performance.
But creating is satisfying. You learn a little bit every time while creating something.
Please create something that you are passionate about. You will be happy.
Every small step matters.
Please create. Just remember, you are awesome. :)
Please comment your thoughtful insights.