Tuesday, April 9, 2013

H is for Honestly

Honestly Look in the Mirror
I know, I know! Honestly doesn’t seem like a term that fits into my theme of rules for creative people, but it really does.
We need to honestly look in the mirror from time to time and ask ourselves are we honestly giving our best effort. I can tell you if we’re not, it more often than not will show in our final creation.
Have I honestly set aside time to write, paint, draw or whatever your passion is? Have I honestly set aside time to explore my creativity? Have I honestly put everything I have into a project? Have I honestly done the little things like cold call, look for new ways to promote myself, grown in my craft or shared my gift with others?
The next time you think to yourself all I need is a break. Look in the mirror and ask yourself if you’ve honestly done everything you could.
Rule #7 honestly practice and work at your craft.


Dana said...

This is a great reminder. I know of many people who want to write but claim they never have the time. But as you say, whatever we want to do, we need to make it a priority. Excellent post. I'm a new follower. :)

Editor and Publisher Shelly Burke said...

I'm reminded of the verse that talks about "be faithful in small things." To me that means, as you've said, asking yourself if you're honestly doing all you can at whatever craft you love. Too many times we (or at least I!) discount the power of follow-up, visiting other blogs, etc. Good post!

lizy-expat-writer said...

I'm here on a blog-hop from the A-Z and I love your idea of having fun with dinosaurs, but my favourite so far is the sunset. I live in Tenerife and we get spectacular sunsets of a different kind - the green in yours makes me nostalgic for England.

History Sleuth said...

I think one must also be honest with themselves about quality. I think people forget that learning is an on going process with everything in life and there is always room for improvement and learning new things.

History Sleuth's Writings A to Z

Anonymous said...

I think this is the most important rule for creative people. Great theme.

Me said...

Loved all your creativity :) Good work.

- Fellow blogger from A to Z!

Maria said...

I think I can honestly say I am doing the best I can, all things considered. I make a plan every week, and try my best to stick to it. I get far much more done with a plan.

Stratoz said...

I can honestly say I am imperfect, but do dig a good effort. Stratoz goes AtoZ