Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Be Bad

Lately, I've been thinking about impediments, notably what sometimes stops me dead in my tracks when I am working on something I really want to do. Simultaneously, I've been doing some reading about the topic of creativity and inspiration.

And something I've learned is that adults really, really, really don't want to be seen to be "bad" at anything. We take a French class at the local night school and we want to be composing love letters within three weeks. We start an exercise plan and plan to run the marathon next month.

I think we should give ourselves a break, grant ourselves permission to try something new and be bad at it for a while. So, go out there and be bad at something!

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1 comment:

  1. I agree. we should all agree to cut ourselves AND everyone else slack. Life's too short to be perfect. Let's slouch a little, go without makeup, giggle when inappropriate (that's my favorite) and watch an old movie instead of an educational program. Yeah, baby.......M