For those of us in the creative world, there is so much talk about living our best lives, living our dreams to the fullest, about the limitlessness of possibilities. I love this way of life. It feels good. It feels inspired and on purpose. I do believe that the possibilities are limitless where your life is concerned.
The irony of these limitless possibilities is that you need limits to achieve them.
I believe that if your heart desires it, then there is a something inside you that can make it happen. If you have the desire, then you have the ability. Dream your dream, then get up and go in the direction of it. Those dreams aren't going to make themselves! In order to do that though, I think it takes honing, discipline, and awareness. And that means limits. Limits on time and limits on behavior. There's a reason why we are taught these skills when we are little. I think they lead to happy, productive, and creative lives. You see, limits create a sense of safety and I think that a sense of safety is essential to creative freedom.
I have a big creative dream of making a living from my art, and I know that I need limits in order for that to happen. I need to limit the time spent wasted on the computer floating here and there, and also time spent wasted plugged into the TV. They don't call it the "boob tube" for nothin'! I also need to set limits on my behavior. I spend too much time thinking about my weight. I know I need to lose a certain amount to "feel like myself". So I need to set limits on what I take into my body (sweets, chips, wine), so I can feel and perform my best.
So, my wish is to set these limits and stick to them....and see what happens. These behaviors aren't productive or beneficial or necessary on my path to my dream.
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