I wrote in one of my last posts for the year, what I learned in 2010. One of the things that I learned was patience. A lot of my peers have thought me to be a patient person in general, and I would agree however, when it come down to making decisions I would often jump into something without all of the preparation.
I did not jump into an idea and execute it without a proper plan, that is not what I am saying, but I had this thought process that made me believe that if I don’t do it now, there will not be another time to complete the assignment.
For many of my friends who are self-proclaimed procrastinators, they see my ability to jump right into a project as amazing. I think so too. I don’t do it on purpose. I create and execute.
However, using my book as an example. I wrote it, and thought that it was done but it was not. I revised and revised. I edited and edited, and became annoyed with the editing process. I sat it down, I picked it up. It was a great idea when I thought that I could just flow and get an ISBN number for people to purchase my story.
But there has been a growth and maturing process in writing this book. I have had a few Identity Crisis‘ throughout the writing here, and it has certainly been a journey.
The patience that I learned through writing the book, and the trials and tribulations of the last two years has helped me to appreciate that I can take my time. The world will not end if I take my time. Somewhere in my subconscious, I have thought that if I don’t do it immediately there will never be another moment in time than, now to get it done.
While I do not condone procrastination, I do advocate now for the process. Start the project, but allow yourself the space to grow with it so that it can maturely master your message.
My book is now complete and I am excited, and proud of myself. If I had released the book the way that it was originially done, there would be alot less pages, alot more mistakes and you would have missed the journey.
Identity Crisis, Identity Christ Is: A Journey to Love has taught me to take my time not in the planning, or the preparation as sometimes procrastinators will excuse themselves, but the project and the process.
I pray that 2011 allows you to be proactive about your ideas and creative abilities, and that you pursue the process with patience and wisdom so that we can be recipients of your finished work.
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