I have good news and bad news.
The good news is that you are a creative person and you have a fantastic imagination.
The bad news is that because of this, you will often feel unsatisfied, behind, not where you want to be, and not productive 'enough.'
If you're always imagining what you could make and how great things could be then of course this will happen. It has been happening since, like, FOREVER:
Do you have writer's block?
Are you stuck in the middle of a project and confused about what to do next?
I recently had a client who was overwhelmed and stuck. As we talked, I realized she was not receiving or listening to her creative flow.
This shows up as confusion, overwhelm, self-doubt, and worry that your project will not be good enough.
We can get past writer's block by taking the focus away from ourselves and our fear of not being perfect.
If you're a women who has come into contact with a magazine or the internet, then you probably have been encouraged to de-clutter something: "De-Clutter Your Bathroom!" "De-Clutter Your Junk Drawer!!" "De-Clutter Your Closet!!!"
ACK! Well... this also applies to your bank of ideas.
My client was having trouble figuring out what she wanted to write about. Each idea had pros, cons, different personal and professional motivations. What she thought she 'should' do next, but didn't really want to do. And then she said:
"I have had an idea for a very long time that I've talked myself out of repeatedly."
Oh boy, those are the ideas that haunt us. But I think they stick around for a reason.
Do you have some ideas that just won't go away? Do this exercise to figure out Now, Later, or Never for each idea.