I’m currently in the early stages of development on a few new projects right now, and I can’t even put into words the storm that is brewing inside of my mind creatively. It’s like knowing that you have a big race coming up, already feeling the feelings of winning the race, but not having a car to race with quite yet.
When I start to feel stuck, anxious, and impatient like this, I’ve learned to realize that it’s usually a good thing because it means that I’m right on the edge of some sort of new discovery and process of execution on these things as long as I’m willing to push through. (A few quick trips to Barnes and Nobel throughout the week usually helps me calm the nerves in the meantime, haha.)
A few years ago while in a similar situation, I came across this quote from Biz Stone that I found on http://startupquote.com that pretty much put it all into perspective for me. “Creativity Comes From Constraint”…I always come back to this quote during these times to help me understand that what I’m feeling is OK, and that not only am I ultimately going to be able to make things happen, but that there’s a chance I might even find a better way to do it along the way as well because of it.
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