So, we’re more than halfway through January. How are those new year resolutions coming along?
If you’ve been around here for a while, you know I’m not a big fan of relying on will-based discipline to creating what you want to create in your life.
It doesn’t work too well for most of us, especially creative types.
According to market researchers Opinion Research Corp., 92% of us go about our daily lives failing to create what we most want. Whether our desire is physical (as, in their study, 38% of the desires); emotional (31%), financial (34%) or, interestingly the biggest category in their sample, a self-improvement goal like writing a book, doing a degree or getting a better job (47%), we’re not managing to make it.
One of the most common causes of this deluge of broken dreams, disillusionment and despair is also the one that’s most overlooked: we’re not taught how to create. Indeed, schools and society have, for various reasons, suppressed our creative intelligence in favor of more practical, analytical skills.
Though we’re all creating, all the time, we’re so unconscious of the process we don’t even realize it is a process.
Going Creative in 2017
As you know, I’m about to release a series of books ( and an online community, the Creativist Club) around this whole topic — and over the month of January here on the blog, I’m going to be focusing on one of the most important aspects of conscious creation: setting good creative intentions.
And into February too. Unlike New Year’s Resolutions, creative intentions keep unfolding, all year long.
We’ll be looking at:
- The difference between creative intention and new year’s resolution
- How to set a good intention, the best possible intention for you at this time
- The seven stages of unfolding an intention, all the way to completion
- Why productivity is not creativity though they are connected.
- Making A Wishlist
- Drawing Creative Maps
- A Creative Approach To Resistance and Self sabotage.
- The free tools which will soon be available to you here on this website to support your efforts
- The Creativist Club and how it can help.
This series will show you how to tap into the vast reservoir of your imaginative and creative depths to ensure that 2017 is your most creative year ever.
I’m off now for that couple of weeks I mentioned last time, to settle into our new rental home on the coast. Then I’m travelling to New York for Digital Book World’s first indie author day.
But back on the weekend of 20th January to see how those resolutions are panning out … by which time, I figure, you should be just in the right place to give creative intention a try instead.
Monday Motivator is also having a rest …. back on Monday 21st. If you’d like to join the mailout group, just click the pic. (You’ll also get a free book!)