Several weeks ago I introduced you to a few favorite games I play to trick myself out of resistance. Here’s another one: The First Draft.
- trying to get your online shop listings done, but don’t know where to start? Start with a first draft.
- procrastinating on that “slightly-out-of-your-comfort-zone” email query? Start with a first draft.
- plotting a blog post, but not quite sure how to put your ideas together? Start with a first draft.
Writing isn’t your thing? Not a problem.
Your first draft could be the disjointed mashup of colors on canvas that become the perfect background to your masterpiece. It could be the impromptu snapshot you took with your point & shoot that inspires the series, or the placement of random scraps of fabric that spurs a new color palette.
The first draft is innocuous: it holds no obligations or baggage, and it pays little attention to the end result. You never even have to move it further if you don’t want to.
But, once you have one, you have something to work with – an easy starting point you can refine into a finished product. That’s one step further ahead than you were before.
The first draft is a friendly way to move through resistance.
Is there one calling you today?