We create realms, invent the people who inhabit them, and breathe life into the powerful stories they tell.
All with a goal to somehow make a mark on the world.
We have a kryptonite, however. (We have several, but let's focus on one for now)
The big problem we creatives face? Too many ideas!
Sure, Miss Positivity will tell you it's a "good problem" for which we should perhaps be "grateful", but the fact remains we feel confused about what direction to take, what projects to pursue, and which stories to write first. It's hard to be grateful when you feel crazy and stupid and confused. (or is that just me?)
Confusion is a paralytic. (Trust me, I know.)
The creative is often caught in confusion, swirling from fab idea to fab idea, not sure which direction to go in first.
Often, we end up chasing several directions at once, then get frustrated when our efforts yield few and small results.
If you've been spinning your wheels in the confusion of many awesome ideas, I'd like to share the very practical way I overcame that confusion and started narrowing my focus on a particular direction.
It wasn't easy.
Honestly, it hurt.
But when I was done, I felt liberated - like someone had finally stopped sitting on my chest. You know the feeling?
If not, you're about to!