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Overcoming Self Doubt - a Quiz

Write down the answers to each of these questions on one sheet of paper.

1. How often do you start a project, have a great idea, have a dream?

2. How many of those projects were started, great ideas and dreams acted upon?

3. How many of those projects were finished, great ideas developed, and dreams fulfilled?

4. How do you feel when you have a project, idea or dream?

5. How do you feel when you prepare to start the project, idea, or dream? 

6. How do you feel once you have started the project, idea, dream, and you get that feeling that what you are doing doesn't matter, or no one will like it, or something along those lines?

7. How do you feel when you completed a project, developed the great idea, or fulfilled that dream?

I bet you are feeling a bit down after answering those questions.

You can probably come up with at least a dozen reasons why you shouldn't follow through with something.  Is that how you want to spend your precious time on earth?

Now, get out another sheet …

Patience, Ingenuity, Persistance and the Creative Process

Patience, Ingenuity, and Persistance are part of the creative processes of design.  
How do I know this?  From years of college level and beyond study and certifications?  No.  I learned this by looking at my own design process.  How do I move from a problem or idea to the final product?  
How often do YOU have an idea in your head, something you need or want, wish you could make, etc, and rather than figuring out how to make or design it, you give up because it will take time and thought, and patience. 
Without patience, ingenuity and persitance, anything you want to create will not make it to completion.
Aristotle said, "We are what we repeatedly do."
So with that in mind, it's time to start a project we've been putting off, work at it a little bit each day, from planning, to gathering materials, to working on it step by step.  The more we practice starting, following through, and completing a project, the more likely we are to succeed at the next project.  What be…