Sometimes what you want to create can’t be done in the traditional manner, which at first can seem to be incredibly frustrating. You may find yourself thinking, “If only it would work!” As strange as this might be to you if you change the way you look at your artistic dilemma you will find that perhaps things are not as dire as they first appeared, and just maybe you are on the threshold of a new beginning.
So, instead of thinking, “If only this could work”, or, “Why won’t it work?”, think, “How can I make this work?” As Dr. Wayne Dyer said, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
What Dr. Dyer meant by this is that when we get caught up in our perceptions of what we think is and should be, we lose sight of what could be. We close ourselves off to all other possibilities.
When you shift your thoughts from the resistant, frustrated emotional state of why won’t it work, to the open, excited state of how can I make it work, you then allow yourself the opportunity to gain new insight that may even supersede your original desire.
This same principle can be applied to your creative work. So, any time you find yourself unable to move forward with your artwork, ask yourself, “What else can I do that can get the result I wish to achieve?” Happy creating!