Reaching the finish line on a journey of creativity means navigating the emotional ups and downs of the creative process.
If you’ve ever succeeded in getting to the end of such a journey, then the 6 phases outlined in the slides below will feel very familiar to you:
Sadly for many of us, the emotional drain of the ‘lows’ can be overwhelming.
We find ourselves hitting rock bottom at the third and fourth phases, creatively stuck there until we can no longer find the motivation to carry on, abandoning many a good idea before it comes to fruition.
The reality of the creative process though, is that by the time we hit these ‘low’ points, we have actually done much of the hard work – we just don’t know it. All we need is a little reassurance and help to get us moving again: