The way my brain works, is I typically have many ideas swarming around on a day-to-day basis, and because I’m overly ambitious (at times) those aspirations easily begin to pile up!
When it comes to Black On The Scene, I am a one woman show, which means I am responsible for creating and executing the vision for the company. Therefore, having those moments where I am flustered doesn’t really benefit me in the best way. Because what comes next, is the self doubt! A million negative thoughts start to take over, and they all lead me to think, that I am incapable of achieving my dreams.
“Am I really creative enough?…I can’t do all of this. But, I’m not doing enough. Why is this taking so long? I should I have this finished by now. Ugh! I’m just going to stop while I’m ahead!“
Amidst all of these random thoughts that are pretty self-sabotaging, I begin to remind myself how far I’ve come in this journey and that I still have so much to look forward to. God is in control, and everything is happening the way it should be. Good things take time, Tamia!
Now, that I’m all calmed down, the first step I have to take is actually organizing my thoughts! By simply transferring my thoughts to an actual readable form allows me to analyze, evaluate and manipulate them. Whether that is writing notes, recording myself, creating a timeline, a collage, a list, mind map and even journaling. Another step is taking time off of the creative process, which could be meditating, sleeping on it or even exercising. My favorite approach is sharing my ideas with others. It’s important to note that whoever you share your ideas with, is trustworthy such as a family member or a close friend.
SN: Can you relate to me? If so, what are your ways of controlling your ideas?