You’ve heard of the Hero’s Journey? The short version is: You’re minding your own business. Adventure breaks out around you. You fight / you lose / you win / you love / you laugh / you cry. Having learned a splendid lesson, you’re now a hero.
That is exactly what it’s like to engage with the goddess Creativity. You’re sitting there happily playing a video game when suddenly you feel a calling—an inner pull to expand beyond yourself, to engage in new ideas, new adventures, new artsy stuff.
We’re not talking about things that you admire from a distance but things that you create yourself from your own experience, insights, and talents.
So, like the hero, you have to decide—“Do I wanna?”
Or do you say, “If I can just ignore this feeling, I’ll get to stay in my beanbag chair with a box of Junior Mints and watch ‘Jackass: The Movie’ until dawn.”
This is your first critical decision point.
· What’s calling to you?
· How are you ignoring it?