I don't know if anything sounds worse than being in a room with 1000 rotten eggs except knowing that you are the one that produced them.
I have a practice of taking Thursday evenings and Friday mornings to be devoted completely to unhindered God releasing creativity through my simple brain and heart. I write down crazy idea after crazy idea. From website ideas to business ventures in fields that I have nothing to do with. From new album ideas to fun things to do with my family. As a creative, this is a major release for me each week. I am also finding that something is happening in this process.
Last night I briefly developed, in writing, a business leadership mentoring venture. I won't go into detail because a.) I'm secretive like that b.) it's not the point of this post and c.) you probably don't care. What I realized as I looked back over the dated folder of ideas that have sprung forth is that they seem to get better and better the more I allow myself to write and release them. The purpose is more powerful. The model is more fluid. The appeal reaches further. I am more confident to create something incredible for the world.
This small moment gave me insight into a tiresome process we each must go through. We all desire to be respected and known for something great but the painful process of creating failure and flops is daunting enough to make any man give up. So remember this on your rollercoaster journey, you may have to lay 1000 rotten eggs to lay 1 golden one. And when you do lay that golden one, that is what you will be known and remembered for. Happy laying my friends.