Valuing your ideas and creative worth doesn’t always come easy. For some of us it may be natural to develop our ideas. But for others it can take practice. The practice of not second guessing yourself. To just go ahead and make your idea into reality.
Trial and Experiment
Whether the results are ‘good’ or ‘bad’ isn’t the focus (and is often in the eye of the beholder). The great thing about seeing your ideas through is what you and others gain from it. Only by trying will we find out what works, and what to improve.
I was hugely inspired after watching the Ted talk by Amanda Palmer, singer and writer. If you’ve not seen it, have a look, or put it on your watch list.
Value and worth
Personally, it has taken me time and I am still very much at the beginning of my creative journey. However I am now valuing my own creative ideas enough to make them a reality.
Thanks to the many supportive people around me I recently created my first short dance film. Now is not the time to be overly critical or picky, I remind myself. Now is the time to enjoy what has been achieved. I have ignored my doubts and made it anyway, simply for the joy of making.
“You can’t find your voice if you don’t use it” says Austin Kleon in Show Your Work! and it’s what I truly believe. We find our path by trying other people’s paths, stealing the bits you love, then digging and laying your own path.
So get thinking big, do the big thing, then take the next step and think even bigger than you had ever imagined.
Huge thanks to Dancers Career Development for supporting me in this exciting journey!
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