Get started on your own creation.

June 24, 2014 25 9343

Share:

TThere is a very famous story about a man who wanted to learn how to paint. However, every time he sat down and picked up a brush his mind went blank. No matter how many times he tried he simply could not create anything. Hours would pass and yet his canvas remained empty. There wasn’t a single drop of paint on it. The man tried to get over his anxiety. He went to the bookstore and bought dozens of books on painting. They didn’t help. He visited the museum and looked at all the great works, taking notes the entire time. It was no use. Finally, after a month of trying he was ready to give up. As the man was packing up his paints and brushes a friend stopped by to visit him. The friend had heard that the man was hard at work on a painting and wanted to see what he had done. He was shocked to discover that the man hadn’t even completed a single brush stroke.

The man told his friend that he was overwhelmed and couldn’t paint anything. He was afraid that he would screw up and do a bad job. In response the picked up the entire paint set and threw it at the canvas. Reds, blues, greens, yellows, and oranges all splattered and smeared across the canvas. The man got upset and told his friend that he had ruined the art project. Now he’d have to fix everything immediately or else the canvas would be ruined. He kicked the friend out and got to work right away.

The next day the man called his friend and invited him over. When the friend arrived the man thanked him for throwing paint on the canvas and showed him the beautiful piece of artwork that he had created from the mess. Once the paint was on the canvas the man had been forced to work quickly in order to make something. He didn’t have the opportunity to worry about what he was going to use or how he was going to paint. All of his material was right there on that canvas. He simply had to sort it out.

When you write an academic paper getting started is usually the hardest part. You don’t know what you are going to put on the paper and you worry that your words will sound stupid. It’s hard to get started because of this. Instead of procrastinating and beating yourself up with doubt try to put all of your ideas out there in one sitting. Write down everything that you know about the subject and just get it out of your system. Doing so allows you to overcome your fear of the blank page. After you’ve started to write you can easily go back and edit so that things become clearer and points become connected.

Getting your page dirty is the secret to beating procrastination and worry. When the words are out you don’t have to worry about them anymore. Instead you can simply polish your ideas and make something beautiful out of them.

Share:

About the Author

25 Comments

  1. eebest8 back

    July 19, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    “Really enjoyed this article.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.”

  2. dani

    July 17, 2017 at 6:14 am

    “Greetings! Very helpful advice within this post! It is the little changes which will make the greatest changes. Thanks for sharing!”

  3. portmore

    July 13, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    What’s up, I desire to subscribe for this web site to obtain hottest updates, so where can i do it please assist.|

  4. Auto Car Insurance

    July 8, 2017 at 10:37 am

    like the first 10 to 15 minutes are lost simply just trying to

  5. http://www.djcrazyjimmy.com/

    July 4, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    I think other site proprietors should take this website as an model, very clean and excellent user genial style and design, let alone the content. You’re an expert in this topic!

  6. panxcash.org

    September 25, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    I discovered your blog post site on yahoo and appearance a few of your early posts. Always keep in the great operate. I recently extra your Feed to my MSN News Reader. Looking for forward to reading much more within you later on!…

  7. Dion Attwood

    August 8, 2014 at 2:54 am

    Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular post! It is the little changes that will make the largest changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  8. Barrett Seewald

    July 25, 2014 at 5:10 am

    Good web site you have here.. It’s hard to find high quality writing like yours these days. I honestly appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

  9. Gala Sollers

    July 24, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    My brother suggested I might like this blog. He was totally right. This post truly made my day. You can not imagine simply how much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

  10. hs-eko.com.pl

    July 24, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    It is really a nice and helpful piece of information. I am satisfied that you shared this helpful tidbit with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  11. cure for herpes research

    July 24, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I’ve been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this web site. Thanks , I will try and check back more often. How frequently you update your web site?

  12. Samella Obery

    July 24, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    I really love your blog.. Very nice colors & theme. Did you make this web site yourself? Please reply back as I’m planning to create my own personal blog and would like to learn where you got this from or just what the theme is named. Kudos!

  13. Kurt Birdwell

    July 24, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out much. I hope to give something back and help others like you helped me.

  14. firmy-hs.pl

    July 24, 2014 at 9:16 am

    I am linking this webpage from my private weblog . this has all of the usefull info necessary.

  15. Thelma Wimbley

    July 24, 2014 at 9:00 am

    I was able to find good advice from your articles.

  16. Steven Kahae

    July 24, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to assert that I acquire actually enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I will be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you access consistently fast.

  17. Brendan Fraughton

    July 24, 2014 at 3:00 am

    You’re so cool! I don’t believe I have read through anything like this before. So wonderful to find someone with a few genuine thoughts on this subject. Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This web site is one thing that is required on the web, someone with a little originality!

  18. Howard Pangrazio

    July 24, 2014 at 1:57 am

    I think this is one of the most significant information for me. And i am glad reading your article. But should remark on some general things, The site style is great, the articles is really nice : D. Good job, cheers

  19. Rea Compher

    July 24, 2014 at 12:55 am

    Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and aid others like you helped me.

  20. Tyler Abarca

    July 23, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Good article! We are linking to this great content on our website. Keep up the great writing.

  21. chicago seo

    July 23, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    You’ve made some decent points there. I checked on the internet to learn more about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this site.

  22. ebiznes-hs.pl

    July 23, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    If more people that write articles really concerned themselves with writing great content like you, more readers would be interested in their writings. Thank you for caring about your content.

  23. Lance Urban

    July 23, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Nice blog here! Also your web site loads up fast! What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  24. Tatiana Baldasaro

    July 23, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Everything is very open with a clear description of the issues. It was definitely informative. Your website is extremely helpful. Many thanks for sharing!

  25. acai beeren diät

    July 23, 2014 at 9:02 am

    I’m impressed, I must say. Really rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. Your idea is outstanding; the issue is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this.

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published.