Posted by: Cathy | May 15, 2017

Creativity Dis-ease 10: Creative Envy

In my role as a creativity coach, I’ve identified 12 creativity dis-eases that get us off-track from our art. Each month, I’ll highlight one.

This month, we’re talking about “Creative Envy.” Can you relate?

You look in magazines or on blogs or on Instagram. Other people are doing great work; you wish you could be that good. You get inspired to try something, then feel deflated when it doesn’t look like the other person’s creation.

The solution is to keep you eyes on your own paper, keep doing your own work. You get to great work by showing up daily. You just need more time and practice to perfect your craft and discover your own, unique style.

Everyone’s art is different. It’s great to get inspired by something someone else created, but your work will be most successful when it comes from inside you, not outside; something true to you and from your heart. Spend more time exploring how you feel about things and expressing things you love through your art. The more you connect with your heart, the more your art will flow, and the more original and powerful it will be.

Don’t let envy stop you in your tracks. Take the inspiration and run with it to forge your own creative path!

What do you think? Have you experienced “Creative Envy”?

If you feel your creativity health is off, take my free Creativity Health Assessment quiz to identify your creativity dis-ease! Then consider signing up for my free 30-minute Creativity Health Plan coaching session to help you find a solution for your creativity dis-ease.

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