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Getting out of your own way

Getting out of your own way

It was not until I began forgiving myself for self-perceived failings (true or not) that I could begin to trust and relax into my creative capabilities and flow.

As it’s generally understood, getting out of your own way implies somehow putting aside the anxieties and doubts, ego concerns and career pressures, mental blocks and critical inner voices... As though, if you just did enough therapy or meditated enough, or manifested enough positive energy, you could disavow all the ‘stuff’ that gets in the way of your creativity...

From my perspective, a writer who invites all of who he or she is into the mix—who sits down to work engulfed in stuff, yet doesn’t give these thoughts and feelings a negative connotation; who in fact strives to accept and integrate whatever thoughts and feelings emerge—this writer has truly gotten out of his or her own way.
— Dennis Palumbo

Writing from the Inside Out by Dennis Palumbo


This post is part of my 'open studio' where you can see pieces of inspiration, ideas and writing from my current work-in-progress: Awakened Business Writing. If this has sparked any thoughts or questions you'd like to share, I'd love to hear from you.

Let your soul speak

Let your soul speak