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Do you want to create something, but keep putting it off to wait for the perfect time to start?

That has summed up my experience over the last 6 years.

I went from creating stuff regularly (eg. a weekly radio show, and a comedy TV pilot), to suddenly no longer creating anything because “other things got in the way”.

Sure, I still had the desire to “one day” return to the things I enjoy most (eg. writing and creating), but I eventually came to realise something…

That day was never going to arrive by itself.

All external and internal events weren’t going to suddenly align themselves and give me the green light to start my next creative project.

That’s just not how life works!

So what have I started to do finally?

Little steps every day

Looking at some of the most successful creative people (either around me, or the “big shots” you read about in books) made me realise something.

What is the difference between them and me?

The answer is simple. Perhaps too simple.

They do “it” every day.

The “it” being writing, drawing, composing music, or whatever creative work they feel compelled to do.

Every day they take another step forward, utilising any time they can find. Sometimes, it’s at the expense of a decent night’s sleep, or socialising, or a lot of other “optional stuff”. But if that’s what it takes, then that’s what it takes.

Creativity doesn’t wait until your schedule clears, or until you feel inspired.

That “one day” is never going to come. But what you have now is TODAY. And creating every day, even if it’s just 30 minutes, will build the momentum you need. Go do it now!