When we undertake creative projects, it’s not unusual to be held back by uncertainty, fear of the unknown or other uncomfortable, negative feelings.
I want to offer some advice and encouragement for lensmasters that are having these types of experiences.
The good news is that these issues are easily dealt with – in fact just knowing that they are false beliefs can be the most powerful inspirational tools of all.
The truth: change empowers us to improve
The more we engage with our work, the higher the quality of our final product. Allowing negative beliefs or fears to prevent us from engaging with our work ultimately harms our performance. Returning to a work to adapt to the future is a powerful way to impact the quality of your work. Web content is all about relevance. While the facts and information might not change, the way we present them often needs to change to keep up with the spirit of the times. You will find that revisiting and reworking your writing from time to time will help to improve and refine your message and strengthen your confidence in your abilities as a content creator.
Build your courage to change with small steps every day
Being afraid of losing familiarity is a huge block for many people. When things change, if you’re focusing on your fear of the unknown or living in the past, you’re going to get stuck – paralyzed by your own self defeating attitude, you will hold back and do nothing – while others take off and leave you in the dust.
“I only know how to do things the way I’ve always done, if I do something new or different, I will fail!”
Nothing could be further from the truth. Consider that at one point, everything was new to you – even tying your shoelaces was a struggle. Quality writing requires hard work – it also requires adaptability and willingness to continue to take on new challenges, rather than being complacent or even worse, refusing to improve out of fear of failure.
When things change, tap into the excitement that got you started in the first place. Empower yourself with the knowledge that you have done great things in the past. Now you are being challenged to create something greater. Great writing, art, music, content – even recipes – there is nothing that practice cannot improve. When things change and you need to step up to the plate, don’t let fear hold you back. You can create something great today and something even greater tomorrow, no matter what changes are around the corner.