This contributor post was written by Tiffany Han.
As creatives, we are quite skilled at talking ourselves out of things.
Oh, that will never work. Oh, people will think that’s crazy. Oh, I have no idea how to do that. Sound familiar?
What if, instead of spending all of your time talking yourself out of these random wacky crazy-making ideas, you actually acted on them?
Our creative brilliance is found in our whims – those seemingly random ideas that we hear as whispers but hardly ever act on. In fact, we typically move in the opposite direction and dampen the spirit of those ideas until we get to the middle-of-the-road safe space where most of us live.
When was the last time you actually acted on one of your ideas? When was the last time you took a risk in your creative business without having a guaranteed outcome? When was the last time you reached beyond your comfort zone and delved into the unknown?
What if you were able to embrace your crazy and actually push an idea forward? It could be the game-changer for you.
Challenge for this week: Act on your whims. All of them.
If you get the idea to knit with copper tubing, do it. If you get the nudge to write a blog post about Justin Timberlake, do it. If you get the crazy idea to reach out to a famous blogger because something tells you that she would LOVE your idea and want to be a part of your new project, by all means, do it!!
In the comments: I’d love to hear what whims you have (or haven’t!) followed. Any whim-following success stories out there?
image credit: You Know More by Anthony Burrill