Teaching art to children, or working with coaching clients I have seen the blocks in those who are afraid to show up and be seen imperfectly. The idea of expecting perfection is the number 1 inhibitor of creativity. Unless a child has continually been stuck in front of the TV instead of rooming in wide open spaces of exploration, they're naturally uninhibited creators.
If I allowed my regular flawed and imperfect grammatical skills to stop me from showing up I would never write. In fact, the one time an unsolicited, self-appointed 'wordsmith' called me a moron on Twitter, I laughed, deleted her and continued to write.
If I allowed fear to envelope my creativity I would never paint or do anything new. Thank goodness my artist mom imparted in me the ability to experiment, get dirty with art supplies and play my way into creating and learning new skills like a child. I do this regularly and imperfectly!
Are you allowing self-talk, or self-appointed gurus to hinder you? Don't miss the ride. Show up to the table like a child no matter how imperfectly, because Sweet Heart, we will always be imperfect.
Beautiful Imperfection, Day 18 of 30 Paintings In 30 Days