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Creative risks and developing creativity: Jill Badonsky on audacity

Posted Apr 23 2009 11:12pm

Agnes De MilleOne of the creativity-inspiring characters in her book The Nine Modern Day Muses is Audacity, as author Jill Badonsky explains:

Audacity in the case of Muse creativity is not disrespect toward other mortals, or toward oneself. Audacity’s influence includes respect — yet this does not necessarily mean a positive public opinion is needed.

In fact, one of the favorite things Audacity encourages mortals to believe is “Listen, if everyone likes what I’ve done, I haven’t gone far enough … it is not possible to be liked by everyone if I am deeply authentic and true to myself.”

And this is perfectly okay.

How do you go about believing in yourself to the degree that magnetizes creative success?

Any change in thought process has to be done with patience and persistence.

The downfall of any self-help program is not informing the participant that results do not happen overnight.

The Secret, The Power of Now, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People inspire enthusiasm which can temporarily lift us out of our old habits of thinking, but if not practiced in small increments of time over several months, the old habits come back because the brain has not adopted the new habit.

From article Five Ways to Believe in Yourself: From the Muse, Audacity.

[Photo: Agnes De Mille]

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