There are many reasons why we may find it hard to reach a personal goal or to get a new project off the ground.
One thing is for sure – labelling yourself with a derogatory term isn’t going to solve this problem.
Like the client who came to me announcing she ‘self-sabotaged’ so she wouldn’t ever be able to achieve her life aims... The reality of the situation paints a very different picture, but for a lot of creative people, like my client, they just can’t see the steps they need to get to their goal – and it’s easier to hide behind a popular label than to work through the process itself.
What about if the goal you seek to achieve doesn’t really link to the reality of what would emotionally nourish you? If the goal and your emotional needs aren’t aligned, again you’ll struggle to ever achieve it, whether it’s weight loss or starting a new hobby.
Click below to listen to the audio recording – in which I outline the two key dangers that creative people face when aiming for life goals and the simple steps you can take to get your own goal off the ground.
I’ll leave you to ponder over the same quote from Samuel Beckett as I do in the audio blog…
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better…”
Enjoy listening and as always, I’m keen to hear how you get on. Let me know in the comments below!
Renée van der Vloodt ( M.A. , FHGI ) is a psychotherapist and coach – and has had a private practice for over 20 years, which is now based between Woodchurch (Ashford), Kent and the Elysian Centre in Rye, East Sussex.
Renée is the author of the CD Calm the Chaos of the Creative Mind and works with children and adults as a coach and therapist to help them overcome life's challenges and emotional difficulties including stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anger or addictive behaviour.