The leap from brief to beginning can be huge, ginormous, even. I might pretend I’m researching a project, kidding myself that this constitutes Step 1 when I’m really hunting hypotheses instead of conducting the experiment. However, when I feel my faith resurface, the leap to Step 2 can be sooooo much easier.
With this particular project, once I’d got the creative cogs turning in my brain my journey looked a little more achievable. And researching the topic of diversity and inclusion rather than the logo design process was a better use of my time.
I spent four nights working on my idea, fiddling with it to make sure it was just right. But even after I’d entered it into the competition I continued to worry about it, and sought the opinion of others. Past experience left me doubting my own judgement, and I was back in limbo. Now I’ve had a chance to step back from it I can celebrate making a start and finishing it too. Whether or not I won isn’t so important.
Lesson 2: Give yourself and your creative project space to breathe, from beginning to end. You’ll learn to trust your own judgement rather than relying on the opinions of others.
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