The creative life demands a lot. Whether you are a writer, artist, new business owner, or entrepreneur, we all have kryptonite of one kind or another.
Maybe it’s spreadsheets. Or organization. Maybe it’s being alone in your own world for far too long where you start to change the way that you think, and not for the better.
I think it’s important to know what we struggle with the most.
I had a conversation with my boss a few months ago and I asked her to name one thing that I need to improve on. She brought up the fact that I excel in a lot of areas but I sometimes struggle with details. As much as it hurt, this is entirely true.
I got back to my desk and thought about it. I could see it in my work files and even the pictures hanging on my cubicle wall. I started to think about my home organization and my lawn. I noticed a lack of polish in places I didn’t expect.
After a brief stint where I licked my wounded pride, I realized I had an opportunity and decided to use it as fuel.
This struggle may never end. But at least I am aware of it and I can try a few different methods to help improve.
Some may think they are not a detail oriented person but I don’t buy categories. It seems too much like a safe place to live or an excuse to not grow.
I can be impatient and I need to work on that. I’m not detail oriented and I need to work on that too.
What do you struggle with the most? How do you feel about it?