I hope to learn from this.
Write more. Care less.
Find my voice.
Connect with people.
Permission to do what you believe will make you happy
Does doing something for oneself make one selfish?
Everyone is doing what they believe will make them happy. Failing to do what makes you happy is falling into the unselfishness trap.
It is exclusively our job to do what makes us happy.
Do you want to make someone happy? Go to it — use your talents and your insight and benevolence to bestow riches of happiness upon the one person you understand well enough to do it efficiently — yourself. I guarantee that you’ll get more genuine appreciation from yourself than from anyone else.– Harry Browne, 1973
Give to you.
Support your local self.
The Process is the Reward
I enjoy writing and have written at different times in my life. Writing and all creativity are forms of self-expression. If I write and no one reads the words; did I write? Yes indeed, for the process of creation is the reward.
In most all creative endeavours I find myself at times in “flow”. I forget my “self” and thus allow consciousness to flow forth.
A state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience is so enjoyable that people will continue to do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it.– Csikszentmihalyi, 1990
I have wanted to share my voice with the world for years, doing so only sporadically. There was always a reason to put it off. Fear of what others may think? Perhaps fear of rejection. Is it really better to die with many ideas, thoughts and magic unformed into creation?
Failure is growth.
The obstacle is the way.
When we choose to share our creation, we express a deeper need to connect with people.
Contributing and creating doesn’t just make you feel alive, it keeps you alive.James Clear