Getting it Write
Fear & Creativity…
So, how many of you have read Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Eat, Pray, Love?” I guess a better question is how many of you haven’t? The New York Times Best Seller follows a woman’s challenging journey to find herself while facing her biggest fears and for a while, seemed like the only book women were allowed to read on the MTA!
Now that Gilbert has gained worldwide recognition for her personal story, she’s become a highly sought-after public speaker. Following is a clip from one of her recent speaking engagements that I think you’ll be inspired by. Although she’s a wee bit long winded (which was one of my only problems with the book), I enjoyed her muses on the impossible things folks expect from artists and geniuses. In this piece she shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius:
Many thanks to Alysha W. for sharing!