You, The Creative

Most women tell me they aren’t creative when actually they are.

We’re constantly creating.

We create our thoughts, feelings, meals, outfits, home decor, habits, opinions and routines.

And we’re doing it all from either our past or our future.

Creating from the past is living on repeat. It’s doing the same thing over and over (out of habit or autopilot) yet expecting a different outcome each time. It won’t happen.

Creating from your future is living each moment with a defined end result in mind.

Creating from your past requires little if any imagination. You just repeat today what you did yesterday, last week, last year, etc.

You live with an “it is what it is” mindset that sadly stifles, suffocates and limits you.

To create from your future is taking actions today that align with the vision you have of tomorrow.

For example, if you see yourself in the future weighing less than you do today, you’d choose foods and health habits now that would create the future you at your ideal weight.

God tells us that “Where there is no vision the people perish.” Prov 29:18.

I doubt we’d physically perish if we live without a vision for our lives. But we would risk settling for whatever life dishes out instead of intentionally creating our lives.

You the creative woman can choose today to create a vision then take action that would transform your vision into reality.

Have you ever redecorated a room in your home? Before selecting new paint or furniture, you first imagine how you want that space to look and feel when you are finished.

You visualize the end result before ever beginning the redesign.

You start creating now to match what you envision the room looking like in the future.

In your mind’s eye, you can see a beautiful, elegant space.

But in reality the room is overflowing with the outdated, broken or old stuff that doesn’t fit your room design.

Creating from your future is like redecorating this room. You first remove what’s no longer necessary, beneficial or desirable to create space for what is.

The past is either a prison we never escape from or a school we learn from and move forward.

Let’s graduate from our pasts, create a vision and start creating our futures on purpose.

Sandra Hubbard

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