Tony Robbins shares a story in one of his talk tapes about how one of the first things they teach you when you’re learning to race cars is how to avoid a crash.
The answer isn’t to get better at a certain maneuver or sequence of gear changes and braking and accelerating.
The answer is to simply focus on where you want to go.
This whole year has felt like I’ve been treading water, creatively. Yes, I’ve produced a season of a TV show and wrote another book, but they didn’t feel like they were moving things forward for me.
The problem is that I was trying to fix the problem in the wrong way. I wasn’t focusing on where I wanted to go, I was focused on the fact that I wasn’t moving.
When you’re stuck, it helps to widen the perspective, take a step back, and make sure that you’re facing the right direction, so that the next steps will help you get there.
P.S. – today is my 36th birthday! There’s one thing that you could do for me that would make today awesome, and that’s to share my latest book, The Craftsman Creative, with your other creative friends. The link is darentsmith.com/ccm, or you can click on this link to share on Facebook.
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