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Creativity coach, writing and creative process instructor, speaker, author of Around the Writer's Block: Using Brain Science to Write the Way You Want (Penguin/Tarcher 2012) and Dancing in the Dragon's Den (Red Wheel Weiser), Teaching Artist at the Loft Literary Center.

Don’t Take Yourself Seriously Part 1: Angels Fly Because They Take Themselves Lightly

Lighten Up!

Lighten Up!


“Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.”

That’s lesson #4 in Regina Brett’s Life Lessons and a good thing to remember when you’re fighting resistance, especially perfection-induced resistance.

You know the “I can’t write that, it’ll sound stupid” or “I’ve got to get this right, right now!” thinking that freezes your creative brain. Remembering to take yourself lightly is a good way to defrost that kind of brain freeze.

Regina is right of course, no else takes you as seriously as you do and it’s usually a good idea to not take yourself too seriously. BUT…

Coming up in the next post: Don’t take your self too seriously, but do take your Self seriously.

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2 Comments on “Don’t Take Yourself Seriously Part 1: Angels Fly Because They Take Themselves Lightly”

  1. sonicrafter May 16, 2010 at 9:39 pm #

    Keep up the good work, bookmarked and referred a few friends.


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