One writer’s breakthrough and how to look for your true passion with a simple quiz
Have you had any breakthroughs while doing some kind of challenge?
Blogger Christine Bissonnette experienced a breakthrough moment when she went on an artist date as part of a 12-week Artist’s Way Challenge this week. She felt a whole new kind of energy from seeing a movie by herself when she realized the experience wasn’t affected by anyone else’s expectations. That energy comes through in her blog post, Silver Linings: Break-throughs and Paradigm Shifts.
Christine is doing something I aim for and hope you are too. To always be on a quest to live true to yourself. If this is your goal too, look back at the interests you gravitated to and times you were most happy. When I’ve brainstormed with friends about what they want to do with their lives, I tell them to look back to their childhood for clues to their true self — the time in their lives when they didn’t doubt themselves or set limits.
As we grow older, it can become harder to retain that spirit. But I can’t help but think that striving to hold on to your true self boosts energy, makes you more excited to get up in the morning, and increases your writing flow.
Sometimes it’s easy to mold yourself to fit in with those around you. Instead, gravitate to what feels like it fits. Find a groove. Experience your own emotions, do what comes naturally. Then see how the world flows with you and you with it.
For more ideas about doing your own artist date, read Four techniques to tap into your imagination.