Week six chapter of “The Complete Artist Way” talks about our gifts and receiving money for our gifts or the ability to earn income with our creative gifts. The author states that some creatives find it hard that they could possibly make a living being a “creative person’ – thus they kibosh the idea of pursuing such talents.
I’ve never believed that. I’ve believed that if God gave us these “gifts” or talents, and we put them into good use, thus we are ‘rewarded” monetarily for such talents, we should not feel bad about the income we earn from such gifts or talents. I am saddened when people don’t put those gifts to good use.
For me, my struggle currently is that I feel I have a lot of “gifts’ or strengths and they are not being put to use in the right place or right time. As a result, I feel lost. Under utilized. I have a new vision of where I would like to be and am trying to get there. Its been a painful journey so far. There are days I wonder if I am on the right track or if the idea I have is wrong one. I have no answer.
I’m not afraid of change. This new path I wish to pursue I believe would be a good fit for my talents and passion. I believe in it. So, I must pursue it. Right?
LIfe is a journey and you only live it once. Thus it is my desire to always make the best of it, always use my talents where it is best utilized and enjoy the fruits of my labor. I’ve always said that when I die, I want to be able to look back, have no regrets or very little regrets. You never know what tomorrow will bring, so might as well do it, try it, experience it, learn from it, and then start all over again.