There's a quote I've been seeing a lot lately by John C. Maxwell that says, "Dreams Don't Work Unless You Do". I can say from my own personal experience, the more life experiences I've had (the good and the bad) the more it has become a necessity for me to fight for the greater me. However, becoming the best version of yourself and living up to your truest potential is not always easy. When I was in high school I dreamed of being a musician on stage performing my songs for thousands of people. I knew it was a wildy improbable but I didn't think it was impossible. Fast forward a couple years later, I was attending Paul MCartney's Performing Arts University in Liverpool, England (LIPA) and was invited to perform with my school at The Manchester (MEN) arena on European television for thousands of people as a back up choir for a very popular boy band "Westlife" (the British version of The Back Street Boys). It was then that I discovered this recipe: Hardwork + Preparation + Luck = SUCCESS. Sounds simple, yes? Well, I wish I could tell you that I went on right after that show to perform my own original songs for thousands of screaming fans but my journey hasn't been quite like that. My career has had it's highs, lows and there have been times it felt like I was taking 10 steps backward just so I could keep myself from sinking underneath the sand. I've had to work really hard at carving out a creative career and life for myself and it's forced me to look at a lot of areas in my life I needed to work on. If there's one really crucial thing I've had to learn, it's how to be a a Creative Warrior.
Below are my top 10 steps on how you can be Creative Warrior. It's time to start fighting for your happiness, dreams, and success. Put these steps into practice and start to see your life and attitude shift.
1. Accept That Your Creative Aspirations, Dreams, Ideas, and Desires Aren't Going To Disapear
There's another quote I'm sure you've heard before that says "Don't Die With Your Music Still In You". That pretty much says it all. If you don't go for your dreams then it is inevitable that you will take them with you to your grave. Just thinking about that possible outcome makes me depressed. Also, it just seems like pure torture so my advice is to just get on with it and take action. If you think you don't have time then start learning time management skills first. The truth is you will always find a way to make something happen if you really want it. Whether it's the song or book you want to write, places you want to travel, great business idea you have, or health goals, my advice is that you mind as well master the art of doing it well in this lifetime..
2. Take Baby Steps
3. Detox From Negative People In Your Life
4. Don't Worry If It's Already Been Done
5. Stop Worrying About What Others Think About You
6. Put It In The Calendar
7. Write Out Your Thoughts On Paper
8. Everyday Write Down 5 Successes That Happened In Your Day
9. Stop Sabotaging Yourself
10. Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone