Small is Mighty
Hey Creative Friend,
The Creative Juice box is finally here. The art kit that gets your creative juices flowing. Can you believe it? I’m so excited 🙂
I’ve been promising you this art kit for a while and now it’s finally here. I’m really excited to be able to give you this gift of creativity packaged in three (3) relatively small projects.
Let’s talk about my idea behind creating these small projects.
For some reason that I’m not quite sure about, we don’t think highly of small things. We want to go big right off the bat. So, when something is small, our first inclination is to ignore it and keep searching for bigger and better things.
Do not despise these small beginningsZechariah 4:10 NLT
However, it’s in our best interests that in our search for that one big thing, we don’t think of small things as unworthy of our time . Why do I say that? Well, it’s our ability to get started that is important. I wrote a blog post about why getting started is so important. You should check it out: (Build Something Big by Getting A Start)
Here’s the thing about starting small that we often miss. Big things are really made up of small parts. When you start small, you can grow big. However when you start big and fail, you may find it difficult to gather up the motivation to get back up on your feet.
That’s where the wisdom of small things lie. Small things are easier to start. Moreover, when you get the ball rolling, it’s a whole lot easier to keep it rolling and to build up your momentum for bigger things.
When I wanted to sharpen my stitching skills, I started with a small challenge. It was to make a 12″ x 12″ piece every week. It was small enough for me to do it consistently. Before I knew it, I was doing bigger and more intricate designs. Today, that small challenge has helped me to develop my unique stitching style.
Creative Friend, I say all of this to let you know that big things often come in small packages. Here’s a simple quote by marketing guru – Seth Goodin- that makes that point:
Think Big. Start Small.Seth Goodin
That’s the exact reasoning behind the Creative Juice Boxes.
I designed the Creative Juice Boxes as small projects because I’ve learned that this is how to grow your creative skills. When you focus on one small thing and expand from there, it helps you grow exponentially. That’s what I’ve been doing to develop my skills. If you’ve followed me for a while, you know how far I’ve come.
There’s actually a lot of psychology behind this approach. Stanford University professor Dr. B.J. Fogg, has successfully used a similar concept to teach habit formation for years. You should pick up his book, Tiny Habits – The Small Changes that Change Everything. Great Book.
So, in conclusion, I want you to know that I put a lot of thought into designing the Creative Juice Box to give you a great shot at developing your creative skills. They’re small enough to motivate you to go on to bigger things. Challenging enough to keep you interested in completing the projects so that you’ll get a mental satisfaction for accomplishing something for yourself.
The psychology of having a mental win and it’s importance for your motivation is something we’ll have to discuss at a later time.
For now, let’s just say, The Creative Juice Box was designed with you in mind. So, there you have it.
The Creative Juice Box
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