If there’s no risk, there’s no creativity.
You don't have the capacity for creativity to play it safe. Without risk of failure or even an unexpected result, there is no element of the unknown.
If the outcome is 100% known, it’s not a creative outcome.
So risk it. Do it even when you don’t know how to connect your starting point to that finished result you imagine.
You’re not going to arrive at that finished result anyway.
The blank page isn’t your starting point.
The class you take to learn how to draw/paint/create isn’t your starting point.
The just-right supplies you buy or the just-right conditions you wait for -- not your starting points.
Your starting point is the result you imagine.
You won’t arrive there because that’s where you start.
It’s the seed of an idea, a vision.
The imagined result is the call to sit, to start, to accept the risk.
Hear me say these words out loud: