I'm an ideas person. I'm stitched together with thoughts of grandeur, business plans, artistic visions, prose, verse, recipes, events. But when the time comes to get down to the gritty, I become vacant like the desert. A couple of dry bones and the iconic tumbleweed. That's what I've got.
So when you see that I've produced ANYTHING, I want you to know, it took every ounce of focus, energy, and chutzpah I could conjure to git'er done.
Why is it so hard?
Perhaps it's A) I've spent all of my reserves engaging in the cerebral parts, that when I do have a chunk of time for my body to get on board with the creating bit, I've run out of steam. [enter Netflix here]
Or, maybe it's B) because I'm awash with so many ideas all the time that I don't know where to start, thus, going into shutdown mode 'cause my brain can't handle it.
Or, maybe C) the stuff I keep thinking I want to get my hands on isn't really what I want to get my hands on?
Or, maybe, D) I have ADHD?
Or, maybe, E) I'm afraid my efforts will prove that I'm no good at/didn't really enjoy what I've set out to do, and now I've just wasted my time.
Or, maybe, F) All the above.
"Eff" all the above. Maybe that's the approach I need to take.... Just eff it.
Maybe I should sit with my crickets, watch the tumbleweed roll by, and just start. Pick up my pen, fire up my laptop, throw down some ink. Get all Nike on myself and just do it.
What about you? Do you struggle with this, too? I'd love to know? ...and more so, I want to know your tricks for combating this!