We all love to make predictions about the future, don’t we?
Whether we think the outcome will be “good” or “bad,” we’ve got an opinion about how things will turn out … oftentimes before anything is even in motion, which means that we’re oftentimes wrong.
For content creators, these are the stories we tell ourselves before we even start writing a new blog post series, recording a podcast idea, or building an online course.
They’re the hopeful stories we tell that lead to initial excitement, and then sometimes disappointment.
They’re the limiting stories we tell to protect ourselves from the heartbreak of failure.
And they’re the stories we tell that keep us stuck.
Creativity, business, life: It’s all messy, and the paths that actually lead to breakthroughs don’t appear until you take the first steps into uncertainty.
In other words, you have to start with an initial plan — and let the twists and turns of a creative project unfold naturally, rather than making exhausting assumptions.
On Monday, Brian Clark shared a lesson from the music industry about just how inaccurate one person’s opinion was and What to Do When You Absolutely, Positively Must Know If Your Content Will Rock.
On Tuesday, Robert Bruce offered encouragement for anyone a little down on their luck. Take a peek at this quick-read to shift the way you look at work, success, and failure.
Ready to stop jumping to conclusions and start making new decisions, little by little, that will lead to real progress?
Let’s do it. Talk with you next week.
Editor-in-Chief, Copyblogger Media
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