WISHES ARE ONLY GRANTED IN FAIRY TALES BY KATIE ROBERTS
I’d tell you what I wished for in the picture above, but then it might not come true..
But here is something I will tell you…What I wished for has yet to happen, so here I am… one year later.. still waiting…
It’s dangerous business waiting for dreams to come true and fate to magically work in your favor.
What might seem as a harmless historic tradition of throwing a coin and making a wish might be what’s limiting your own creative potential.
There is no point in having wishes if you don’t at least seek out your dreams and try to achieve them. Similarly, there is no point in being creative if you don’t at least try to think outside of the box, use your creative toolbox, and challenge yourself to discover that second right answer.
I want to stop sitting around wishing to be creative. Wishing to be unique. Wishing to be bold. Wishing to be courageous enough to take those creative risks and learn from failure. How are we supposed to learn from failure if we are focused on wishing instead of doing?
I believe that creativity is more than serendipity (fortunate accidents). Creativity is found in action; having an idea and then pursuing that idea fueled by motivation to turn a dream into a reality.
Yes, we don’t live in a fairytale where all wishes come true. But, we do live in a world where everyday entrepreneurs control their own fate by taking action to create their own fairytales where dreams can become reality.
We all have dreams. And in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort. These are the skills that I believe should be taught alongside creativity.
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. Creatives don’t waste their time wishing for dreams to come true.
It’s on you; don’t leave your creative dreams to the chance of fate.