I’ve had writer’s block and I’ve been procrastinating a lot lately. I’ve also been a bit of a hypocrite because I’m not practicing what I preach. I often talk with my clients about the importance of practicing creativity every day. I counsel to them, “Don’t wait for inspiration, it’s important to show up and do something…anything.” As Picasso said, To know what you’re going to draw, you have to begin drawing. But yesterday, I realized the reason I haven’t blogged in a few weeks is because I was waiting to find the prefect subject line…and it never came to me. I was using the old writer’s block excuse that I just wasn’t inspired. So this morning, I decided to sign-in to WordPress and simply begin to write. A few minutes later the theme of this post appeared on the page, ‘Writer’s Block’. The title and theme evolved out of the effort I made by just showing up and beginning. And now I’m unblocked! Here’s a good source of inspiration and information about the power of just showing up to create, even when you’re not feeling inspired.
Why Should Businesses Care About Writer’s Block?
It’s so cliche, yet so relevant, that in today’s business world the only thing you can count on is change. Innovation is not a luxury anymore, it needs to be part of your day-to-day business life. Creativity, while still considered a soft skill, is finding it’s way to the top of more and more resumes because vibrant companies are looking for problem solvers, out-of-the boxers, creators. In fairness, I’m using writer’s block as an example here, but this relates to any kind of creative block, or lack of creative effort. Even in your business life, you need to encourage your team and yourself to practice daily creativity by doing something even when you’re not inspired.