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Secret to creativity?

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For the longest time, I have kept getting hung up when trying to start any kind of creative project. From what I've heard, I'm not the only one who hits this block. See if this sounds familiar to you: You want to write a story or paper, draw something, or whatever but you find it difficult to start, thinking, "Oh, that sucks," or "This isn't turning out the way I want." Whatever you're working on just isn't up to the standards you want it to live up to, so you keep going in circles and never actually produce anything.

I think I may have found a way around this mental block. Realize that the first time you try anything (indeed, the first 3 or 4 times you try anything), it's probably going to suck. Your first ideas are rarely your best, and your first attempt will always be pretty weak. Once you have this in mind, it frees you up to crank out those first few crappy attempts and arrive at something you can actually be proud of. Creativity has always been an iterative process, so anytime you want to be creative, realize that you have to crank through the first subpar iterations and get to the good stuff hiding away at the back of your potential.

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