It doesn’t have to be perfect. I feel very inspired when I am outdoors. I get all kinds of great ideas for how to help the women I work with when I am farthest away from my office. Ideally for me, those places include sun and water. Water symbolizes the feminine and creativity of being in the flow.
I used to try to hold onto those fleeting thoughts and inspirations only to find that when I got back to my office, not only did my mind not hold the idea, but my heart did not hold the emotion of what I was feeling in that very moment.
Recently I began carrying around a handy dandy notebook (Blue’s Clues, anyone?) in which to capture the essence of my muse when inspiration strikes. I still struggle with moving those ideas from paper to my keyboard. Sometimes I get in the trap that I need to be in front of my computer with full internet access and “All systems go” in order to share and create.
I have been working in Mexico this past week. I had my most productive 24 hours of the week with pen and paper. I am now taking my inspiration into a .txt document and will paste into my website when I get back to the hotel. The past four years of running a spirit based business has taught me that even if I wait until everything is perfect, things evolve and change and chances are those things will all need to be revisited at a later time anyway. So, my new motto is “Just roll with it!” There is no time like the present, and we all have everything we could possibly need at this very moment.
Have you freed yourself from needing to be perfect? How did that feel?