The enemy within.
Doubt and its children: procrastination and exasperation.
What makes creative work so satisfying, but also frustrating is the process going towards the end result. For one tiny detail, it can take hundreds of editing, repositioning, or even restarting from zero again. Fun -in the beginning, exasperating as the noose of deadline approaches. And that's not even close to the tough part: The end result which vastly differs to the image in our mind.
It was in one of these days when I was stuck on a design project scrambling for ideas, I fell into procrastination and stumbled upon a video on youtube on Ira Glass talking about storytelling.
It's a resounding feeling, to anyone trying to venture out and learn new things, launching a project, and in a bigger picture- a life of one's own. An uphill fight to that ideal we would like to achieve.
It has been said that we breathe souls into what we created, we pour our intention, a form of meditation. It's a path where vision, emotion, and imagination cross paths. Expressing it outward, however, is where the challenge lies. So please, keep growing, keep building, build on you and your skills, and accept that being discouraged is part of the process. Know that your yesterdays will build your tomorrow, and stride forward with all might. You have that greatness in you, you always do.
Written by Diana Rovanio
Video by Daniel Sax. Feel free to browse his creations here