"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." (Joseph Chilton Pearce)
I stumbled across this quote recently and thought it was a valuable one to remember.
At it's heart, creativity don't have a right or wrong. Yet, we often live as if there is. And in the process, we miss out on much of the creativity we have to offer. I know this has been true for me.
If we are always fearing that we will do something wrong, we will try to make our work conform to what others expect it to, rather than allow it to be what it really could be. When we try to conform our work to what we think are the expectations of others, we will fall well short of what it could be.
But when we let go of that fear of failing someone with our work and the expectations we think others have for us, our creativity is allowed to shine. And we produce our best work.
We serve a creative God. And He put that within us. He gave it to us to use. The ability to create things that you and I have comes from God. We need to be using it to His glory.
Using that to God's glory means we have to let go of the fear of being wrong. It holds us back from the full potential of what God has put in us.