Each of us has an inborn desire to create. To bring into existence something beautiful that did not exist before brings a joy that is difficult to overstate. To accomplish this, however, requires commitment, practice and a willingness to face and overcome our fears.
Our desire to create is like scaling a steep mountain. The first time we walk the upward path, we face the unknown. We meet obstacles we’ve never faced before and have to find a way around them. We run out of energy from time to time, and the journey seems to take forever because we don’t have a very clear idea of how long it will take us to reach the top. We may have a map that outlines the way, but however helpful a map may be, it cannot take away the struggle we face as we continue to climb. However, once we reach the top the views are breathtaking and we feel a deep sense of accomplishment and satisfaction in what we have just done.
Once we’ve made the journey, each subsequent climb is much easier. We know the path, we can anticipate the obstacles, and we can help others that are making the journey for the first time, making their initial climb easier as they scale the mountain, too.