BIG MAGIC BY ELIZABETH GILBERT
If you’re a creative person that every now & then doubts yourself, your work and your worth, or, maybe you’re too afraid to reveal your talents publically for everyone to see? These kinds of fears are what so often stops us from living out our true passion and sets us up for failure, way before we even begin.
Big Magic, is the kind of book that lights a fire under your ass real quick! Elizabeth Gilbert, who’s such a talented writer by the way, shares some harsh but helpful advice about success, failure, rejection, missed opportunities etc. I love how she says that everyone has a story to tell, and who are we to stop them from telling their story? She encourages you to live fearlessly and to pursue whatever it is you want to do. Unapologetically!
“Do whatever brings you to life. Follow your own fascinations, obsessions, and compulsions. Trust them. Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart. The rest of it will take care of itself”
“But in order to live this way – free to create, free to explore – you must possess a fierce sense of personal entitlement, which I hope you will learn to cultivate”
“Creative entitlement doesn’t mean acting like a princess, or acting as though the world owes you anything whatsoever. No, creative entitlement simply means believing that you are allowed to be here, and that – merely by being here – you are allowed to have a voice and a vision of your own”
Elizabeth Gilbert (48) is an American author, essayist, short story writer, biographer, novelist, and memoirist.
Listen to her inspiring Ted Talk here:
Thanks for reading!