Am I limiting my thinking and creating?
This is my seventh post. And somehow, I made it through the week. And I make it look like a chore, the way I write about it.
So, it brings me back to why I am here and writing on Substack?
To learn? No. I do that every day and I have other ways to do it.
Learning to write? No, I have challenges writing, but I can write sufficiently as required.
To collect my thoughts? Maybe. It helps to bound my creativity to come up with something each day.
Then after several such questions to myself, I realized I am here because I want to be heard. Humans are creative and want to showcase their creativity somehow (whatever one might define as creative or creativity) - and I was no different. I need to be heard. I need to be seen. Never mind the fact that there is only a few reading this - I feel heard because I am able to say whatever that I believe is worth saying.
So, you feel heard or seen. It begs a second of answers to the question - Is that enough?
No, it is not enough - I do want to say something of value. It has to be of value to me. And it also has to be valuable to somebody to pushing their thinking or adding to their perspectives.
Then, and only then, I believe that I am going to be truly heard or truly be seen.
Which begs the third question - how does one do that?
I believe the answer to that is to turn on unconstrained creativity. Pray, tell me, why am I constraining myself. Is it my goal to write each day because I have to find something to write. Not at all. I certainly don’t want to check that box each day (though I do burst the bubble on my To-do list tracker which I use called WaterDo, or close the circle on my chain tracker called Streaks - both of which I do for motivation)
Each day I start thinking about a variety of topics. I write several articles in my head and then when it is time to transcribe it, I pull one of them out to write it. But, why should I throw the others away each day? Why this constraint?
In fact, writing each of them down will only take a few minutes. So, why not publish all of them each day - how many ever that I chose to write?
So there… I am going to break my personal shackles and be “Unconstrained”