We will continue our discussion of Creativity in our lessons this week by considering how Creativity can help us deal with doubts and fears that may hold us back. Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:
“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” — Sylvia Plath (Author, Poet)
We all question ourselves sometimes. We wonder if we did the right thing, or whether we should have done something differently. We wonder if we should keep working at something we’re not yet good at, or if we should try to do something new. Many of our doubts can come from fear. We doubt our ability to do things the right way. We fear looking silly, or being laughed at. But when we avoid new things because of self-doubt, we cheat ourselves out of new experiences, potential triumphs, and personal growth. If we ever feel like our doubts are holding us back from something new and exciting, it is important to shake them off and try anyway. We may well do something really creative in the process.
1) Was it hard to try your first karate lesson?
2) What is something new you would like to try?
3) What is something new that you have done lately?
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