Do you sometimes wonder what successful writers and creators do to overcome challenges in their work?
Is there a better way of internalising the teachings of creative people you admire so you can create and write just like them?
A couple of years ago, I read the book The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield.
His book helped me figure out it’s natural to procrastinate and feel embarrassed about sharing my work with others.
Then I moved onto something else, and I forgot some of these important creative lessons.
I recently re-read the War of Art and re-discovered successful writers and artists use positive affirmations to remind themselves what’s important and to internalise the teachings of their betters.
Since then, I’ve started using positive affirmations.
I’ve found I’m less likely to forget what I read and that I can apply the teachings of my betters more easily.
You can too.