A Fresh Perspective

Like many writers, you are probably your own harshest critic, which may prevent you from reaching your full potential as an artist.  But whether you’re critiquing your writing, your time management skills, or fretting over a recent interaction with someone it’s always good to keep some perspective.  As the sign says, “… one hundred years from now, all new people.”  This is a great philosophy to use to keep from holding yourself back.  While you may want your finished piece of writing to last through the ages, every decision you make in creating a piece will not be around forever.  So just let go and see what flows from your pen.  Try this exercise: Write for ten minutes about a recent decision you regret.  Now read it back and ask yourself – will this matter in ten years, twenty, or a hundred?  Then give yourself a break and let it go!