Not having enough time and not having the right idea are the two big roadblocks for the creatives.
As someone working in the creative fields, we expect ideas coming and hitting us in the head. The working process is like water flowing from the faucet.
“Just do it.” They say.
But nobody tells us how. Like it’s all going to happen by some magical power. No intention of yourself. No decision to be made.
“It’s not in my hand,” the artist says, “God put it in my head and He holds my hand.”
It’s a nice picture. But it’s also just not how most of the creators and artists work.
We think we don’t need time solely designated for creative work. Because when it’s time, the process is going to carry out by itself.
We think we don’t need to make decisions to prioritise. Because of course the creative process has the priority — when its the time for it.
But if we, as the creators, don’t intentionally make the decision to prioritise the work, we won’t be able to have the time we need to produce, to deliver the work.
To prioritise means intentionally to do something first, to give it more attention and time.
It’s a decision to be made.
Making such decisions is actively taking responsibility in our creative lives. Even if we are the receiver of Godly creations of arts, this is the only thing that we shouldn’t stop doing.
Prioritise so that you have the time for the space so that ideas can come to you as they will.