“To begin…To begin…How to start? I’m hungry. I should get coffee. Coffee would help me think…”
Screenwriter ‘Charlie Kaufman’ (Nicolas Cage) in the movie “Adaptation” – written by the real Charlie Kaufman about some of his own creative anxieties.
Cynthia Morris is a writer, writing coach, teacher, and speaker. She provides a wide range of coaching and programs “for people who want to write, create art, cultivate leadership and realize meaning and balance in their lives” through her site Original Impulse.
In her article “Why We Don’t Create” she delineates some of the excuses and fears we may use to keep us from creative work and achievement:
You don’t have time.
You have too many ideas and find it hard to focus.
You don’t have a supportive community.
You don’t have the right space in which to create.
These are all the reasons you and I don’t create.
All are true and valid.
And, that’s only the partial truth.
Easier to keep your ideas ‘out there’ lined up for ‘some day.’
The truth is, you don’t create because you’re scared silly. You’re afraid you don’t have anything original to say. You’re afraid that despite your creative urges, you’re not good enough. You’re afraid that if you share your work with the world, you’ll be exposed as a talent-less loser.
How do I know? Have I peeked into the deep recesses of your creative unconscious?
No. I know because these are the fears that lurk in every writer I’ve ever coached, myself included.
Continued in her article: Why We Don’t Create.
See a short video clip of the “Adaptation” scene in the article Creative Anxiety.
In his book Mastering Creative Anxiety, creativity coach Eric Maisel, PhD asks, “Are you creating less often than you would like? Are you avoiding your creative work altogether? Do you procrastinate? That’s anxiety.”
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Article publié pour la première fois le 20/01/2015