Last week, I stared blankly at my computer screen. In the moment where I was trying to decide what to do next, I began to worry.
"This project is never going to be successful. It's taking too long to get it off the ground. People just aren't that interested...." I started to gather more and more evidence for the project's demise.
After about 2 minutes of this, I stopped, walked away from the computer, and began to cry.
Have you ever experienced something like this?
Maybe it doesn't always end in a meltdown like it did for me, but have you ever been overwhelmed by all the options for next steps and stopped taking effective action?
This happens for me when I'm listening to my doubts rather than my dreams.
Through working with my teachers and mentors including Dr. Maria Nemeth, I've learned that the creative centers of our brain literally cannot function at the same time as the stress centers. That's why we can't think creatively when we are focused on our doubts and worries.
So a question we could ask ourselves in the moment we notice we are beginning to worry is, "What am I more interested in right now? My worries or the difference I'm here to make?"