Dr. Brown found in her research that 85% of adults recall a time that was so shaming it forever changed what they thought of themselves. 50% of those were around creativity.
Whoa - like the time in third grade when I tried to make a gift for my mother in a school art project that involved, clay, paint, and firing. It was torture for me because I am not naturally artistic. Finally I found something I could put together that involved little more than rolling clay into logs and putting them together to fashion some distant relative of a weiner dog.
My wonderful mother prominently displayed it in our home forever it seemed, and I cringed every time I saw it.
So here I am, voluntarily making another attempt at art...for the heart, this time. Here are the new rules:
- I give myself permission to kick perfection to the curb.
- I give myself permission to quell the criticism.
- I give myself permission to see and be seen.
- I give myself permission to play.
What do you need to give yourself permission to be, do or have?