Before my Thought of the Day posts started rolling out this past week, I was lost in a creative funk. It took a lot of grinding to get a blog post rolling out and even the emails I send to those who signed up at my other blog- www.hackettstownfitness.com. I felt as if I had nothing to say that was meaningful or relevant to anything I was doing, professionally and personally. But, what I noticed was that while I felt my creative self vanished, it was actually alive and well.
As a strength coach and fat loss trainer, my creativity was booming in the workouts I was writing and coaching. It was also going well with the vibes given off in the gym, the passion for helping people change their lives and get into great shape. My challenges and contests were doing well and people lost a lot of weight.
I even took some of my old writings, felt like putting them into a book (found here: http://tinyurl.com/mfpkbx5) and self published it through LuLu.com. You can go there and buy a copy if you’d like.
Creativity is a shy person who hides just behind the curtains. The only problem is, you can’t see their feet sticking out. You have to turn over every rock, look in every closet, and yell at the top of your lungs to find it. Never giving up in the quest for even the slightest piece of art.
Here’s the thing, we’re all creative beings. It lives within our minds and wants to come out. Sometimes we’re so wrapped up in day to day life that we fail to take notice of the creative things we do. When that happens, it’s possible that taking a step back and looking around will help. Everything we do has a spark of our creativity in it. From what is on our Facebook profile to the way our houses are decorated. Our subconscious mind is always there. We don’t think about it, but it’s there. The same goes with our artistic abilities and what we create.
As author Kurt Vonnegut once said, “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” Sit down, grind through the torture, throw away our fear, and let it all spill out- regardless of what anyone says, and hopefully, our art will walk out from behind the curtain.
Happy Birthday George!