One of the last books that Dr. Seuss wrote before he died was a little gem called, Oh The Places You’ll Go! It’s seriously one of my favorite books because it really sums up my heart behind The Artist’s Permission Slip.
There is so much quotable gold in this book, but my favorite line is this one.
“Unslumping yourself is not easily done.”
This is so true isn’t it? It is actually the battle that we all face at times. Golfers and baseball players lose their swings and basketball players lose their touch. Trainers and coaches get paid big money to help their players get out of slumps. Why? Because the players have shown that the potential, the power, and the talent is there, but there is something going on inside that is causing their performance to lag. The question is, “How do we keep a slump from turning into a lifetime or at least an unnecessarily long season?”
For the past few days, I have been finishing up a rough draft of a 21 day journey for creatives to help them out of a slump. I’ve been there and you probably have too. If you are not there right now, you probably know someone who is. So, I need your help.
I would love to hear your stories of how you have found yourself in a slump and how you went about unslumping yourself. You can share these stories with me on FB, Twitter, in the comments of this blog or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This would be a huge help to me as I work on finishing this book. Please don’t hesitate to share.