The last two or three weeks or so, it’s been a little harder than normal to find topics for my dailies.
Which is a tricky thing for me to say.
Because when I was 14 or so, there was a Dutch columnist I liked to read, and one day she started out by saying how she was having trouble
writing her columns.
And then she caught herself, reminding herself or a promise, that if ever the day would come that she’d start writing about the difficulty of writing, she’d stop right then and there.
And that was the last column I read of her. Made quite an impression on me, and part of me wanted to adopt that attitude for myself.
But I’m different.
I mean, it’s not like I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel.
See, most people who get like this, wondering what to write about, would end up thinking that they need to slow down.
Because “Hey, I’m having fewer ideas. I need to tone it down, so I don’t run out completely!”
But that’s scarcity-thinking.
In reality, there’s no shortage of ideas, ever.
The only thing in short supply, when you’re having to work to get to your ideas, is access to them.
Because the ideas are there.
There’s never a shortage.
There’s no cap on creativity.
So the thing to do, when the well seems dry?
Aspiration begets inspiration.
And I aspire to give you something useful every day.
So in order to keep doing that, I’ll be writing more.
Because I’d be a sorry excuse of a writer, and servant, if I were to let my personal difficulty in finding topics stand in the way of helping you.
I’m not limited, and neither are you.
So any time you feel lost or you don’t know what to write about, crack open a can of service, and let your creativity flow.