You don’t even know that person. You know, the one who is unable to move forward or do anything substantial. That person is a stranger. And, that is the person who is creatively blocked. Not you.

I’ve been there. Many times.  Here’s how I got rid of the stranger.


But first, while you may feel stuck, let me encourage you with a few thoughts:

1.  You are unique created.

2.  You have ideas that no one else has.

3.  You can say and do things in a way that no one else can.

4.  The only person who may not recognize these facts is you.

With that said, the stranger visits me regularly.  I become him when I sit down to do anything important.  He doesn’t say much.  He’s just a black hole of ideas.  A downer.

Here is how I have gotten rid of that stranger so far, and what I might recommend to you:

1. Get to know you again. Chances are…. you’ve forgotten. If you can’t remember, ask your friends.

2. Forget yourself, and build someone else a platform. You’ll be inspired. And you’ll have a friend.

3. Learn to love the blank sheet of paper. This may be the best invention of all!

4. Kill the need for instant gratification or it will kill you.

5. Learn to enjoy cutting the grass. Or something like it. I promise.

Enjoy being you. The stranger will go away. You’ll feel unblocked.  You’ll do amazing things. Be encouraged and inspired by your uniqueness. And seriously, enjoy cutting the grass.

2 thoughts on “You Already Are Creatively Unblocked”

  1. I just wanted to say thanks for an encouraging post. It came at a good time because I’ve been thinking about how to encourage my creativity instead of stifling it under the label of “distraction.” Even worse, I tend to stuff it under a label of “waste of time because you’re not really that creative.” You know, those lies that people sometimes believe because they sound so much more logical and sensible than the amazing idea that I could actually create something of value. But our God is a pretty amazing God and I’m pretty sure He gave me these inclinations for more than a mere distraction.

    1. Kelli, I appreciate this. It’s funny that you encouraged me with your comment, particularly your last line. These are many times more than just mere distractions, but we accept them as such lowly things. Thanks for your encouragement.

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