It’s easy to push yourself to come up with a product, whether that’s a book, an invention, a money-making item, a song, or anything else. After all, we’re taught to focus on the goal. And that’s not a bad thing: the pull of the what-could-be draws us closer to it.
But often, the process of creating the product is ignored. And that leads us to an ever-increasing effort to do it right, get a “good grade,” “be successful,” or otherwise perform. And while performing itself can have its own profound merits (as I know personally from singing in professional choruses and performing onstage), even there you are actually in the present if you’re giving your audience the experience they came for.
So when you are seeking to come up with some product of any kind ~ a course, a series of videos, or (my specialty as a Book Developer) the book of your heart ~ hold the moment-to-moment process of what it’s like to be creating this in your mind and heart. Be there for it. You will find unexpected treasures along the way ~ not only in terms of the product that comes out of it, but inside you as you notice and even cherish inner qualities and experiences that only came out to play because you took this journey.
What are your thoughts about this? Have you ever experienced how being present to the process has influenced the product? What about this creative approach appeals to you? Anything else you would like to ask or share?