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Trust, Hope, and Hustle

“Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.” -Rita Mae Brown

So often we discount our ability because of our insecurity. We find excuses and reasons we should not be our best and hide behind them leaving our potential to spiral out of control.

If we believe we have been created in the image of the Creator, then we must also believe we have the ability to be creative. That may not mean we are all artists, but we all have access to creativity.

Creativity is a muscle; it takes use and exercise to develop. As we develop this muscle, we discover that there is instinct behind it – an intuition, if you will. The better we get at creating, the stronger and more precise this intuition becomes. But beware: with creativity comes the temptation to get lazy. When we hope more than we work, we’re not doing the necessary tasks to build our creative muscle and develop our instincts.

The equation is simple.

Show up.
Refuse to be intimidated by the work.
Stop listening to the voices.
Be diligent in doing our best creative work.
When the work gets hard, work harder.
Refuel.
Keep going.
Step away.
Give it space.
Come back.
Refine it.
Deliver it.
Start again.

Are you ready to overcome your fear and insecurity? Are you ready to deliver your best creative work? Hustle so that your creative muscle can get stronger, your instincts more intentional, and your ability to change your world to develop.

We need you.

6 Comments

  • November 19, 2011 - 1:49 pm | Permalink

    I needed this, bro. Thanks for the encouragement today. Back to work 🙂

  • Bianca
    November 19, 2011 - 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Great work, Brewster! Keep up the hustle.

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  • November 21, 2011 - 4:26 pm | Permalink

    Powerful challenge Stephen – one I needed today. Thanks!

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