BELA LAMPERT

Yoga Instructor
Optioned Screenwriter

It never stops

How does this situation sound to you:

You’re sitting at your desk, writing, and somehow the ideas don’t flow as well as you wish they would. You’ve got SOME ideas, but nothing new or exciting. All of it just feels like hard work and you drift off to thinking, “why am I still not where I want to be?” “How much longer will it take?”

Sound familiar?

We’ve all been there. Or at least, I have.

And then I made a mind switch. Because if I would have continued like that, mentally bickering about not being where I want to be in every writing session, this would have been disastrous for my creativity. And also, I realized that it takes away my joy of writing, which I used to have when I started out.

Now, I’m aware that writing is a lifelong process, a journey without end goal. If I look back to when I started writing, there was a time where I wished I knew what I know now. And if I don’t stop, there will always be something new to learn and discover in the future.

What has changed is my measurement. Before, I tried to reach certain goals. I thought when I would reach them, everything will be better. But at the point of reaching that goal, my mind had already set out a new one and I thought, “oh, when I reach that new goal, then finally everything is going to be better.” But it never stops.

That’s why my measurement is different now. I still do have goals, but they are only there to point me in the right direction. I ask myself, do I still enjoy writing? Am I willing to keep spending time on it day in day out? Am I still emotionally satisfied with learning new things about it? Am I still hungry to learn new things about it? Am I still fascinated by it?

For me that’s a yes. But you need to figure this out for yourself.

Stop worrying about your future and free up your creativity:
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