Are you ready to perform in 2016? To finish that novel; to address that crowd; to share your work; to push your career to the next level?
Today, I want to talk about your creative work as performance. Not a performance on a stage, but performance as we typically view it in terms of athletics. I want to assess your creative health — the capacities you need in order to work through the challenges that will inevitably arise next year.
That’s right — I hate to tell you this, but you will face some problems next year. I don’t know what they are. You don’t know what they are. Despite your best planning, despite your stellar track record, some things next year are going to blindside you.
Yes, that sucks.
So the question right now is: Are you prepared to move forward anyway? Despite the setbacks — possibly crippling setbacks — that will arise? Is your creative health up to the challenge?