Monday, September 12, 2011
Try a little curiosity today!
I read a post on improving self-confidence, something I need boosted every so often. One of the sentences struck this writer's heart. "It's hard to start moving again if you're stuck in fear."
I dreamed the other night of playing mud football and getting stuck. No matter where I played the game, I got sucked into the mud and had a hard time getting out. Was my subconscious telling me something? Am I stuck in fear? Or was it a warning to never play muddy sports?
The next part of the post spoke of shifting your fear. This idea hit me harder: shift your fear. When you shift from fear to curiosity, your perception goes WHOOSH! And the world opens up!
Just like a child: no fear, tons of curiosity!
Curiosity is filled with anticipation and enthusiasm. And butterflies (at least in your stomach).
What would curiosity do to your writing? "What if I write this sentence this way?" "What if I make my character blind/short/boy/girl/happy?" "What if I really do have something fantastical to share??"
Try replacing fear with curiosity. How do you feel now? Excited? Do you feel your self opening up to the possibilities?
And guess what? Your brain is thinking about other things then the fear you've been stuck in.
Do you remember the thrill of writing for the first time? How did you feel?
Try a little curiosity today.