Have you ever found yourself saying that you can’t do it because someone has already done it?
This is the next to the last post in the series “Ten Reasons NOT to have what you want” before we wrap it up.
If you think about it, how many times have you seen a completely new idea that there is no variation of it anywhere on earth?
Just because someone has written a romance novel, started a business selling homemade cookies, or has a blog on creativity , doesn’t mean you can’t create your own version.
We each have our own experiences added to the mix of what we do that can add a unique voice or something just a little different.
Of course if you are simply copying someone else’s work, that is just wrong.
When Are There Too Many?
What if Stephen Spielberg had given up his dream because there were already too many film makers?
What if Einstein had decided to choose a different profession because there were too many scientists?
What if Wayne Dyer saw that there were already so many spiritual teachers, so why bother?
What if Elizabeth Gilbert, Author of Eat, Pray, Love thought there were too authors so she didn’t stand a chance.
You get the idea.
Maybe you won’t be famous but the point is if you have a gift or talent to share, it is there for a reason. You were meant to use it.
Find a Balance
There is a balance of looking at what others have done, receiving inspiration from their work, and discovering the possibilities of your own.
You don’t need to reinvent the wheel but you don’t need to copy it either.
Begin to play with the possibilities and discover what you like about what others have done.
And then think about your own vision, your own experience, and how you might give something your personal, unique touch.
Watch for the next post that wraps up this series, called One Good Reason Why You Should.