In today’s exercise in A Year of Living Consciously, Gay Hendricks suggests a few rules for living with integrity. Let’s adjust them a bit for our creative journey:
- Don’t deny how you feel – especially when you are discouraged or disappointed – but don’t wallow in it. Acknowledge it, take a moment, and move on!
- Tell the whole truth, especially in your writing. Don’t hold back because you want your hero to be likable or because you are afraid of offending someone.
- Choose your commitments carefully and keep them. Break your commitments to yourself only as a last resort and acknowledge the tradeoff.
- Take responsibility for your time, your work ethic, your output, and any community you join.