What am I capable of? This is a question that most people have asked themselves at least once. The answer is very likely to be influenced by your self-esteem. It’s a good question and one that you should answer with honesty.
If you seek to understand what you are capable of as an individual, it isn’t relevant to consider how others perceive you. To look at this more accurately; it’s not important how you believe other people see you. What you need to do is believe in yourself. It’s easier said than done, but it’s not impossible.
Other questions you might ask yourself include; do I have anything interesting to share?, will anyone read/listen?, and what if I fail? The thing is, none of these matters.
Finding your creativity
What you need to do is create something that interests you and that you enjoy making. Don’t worry about finding your audience, this will be people with similar interests and values, and they’ll find you when you promote your work using social media.
Your interests and values are part of your brand. It might take time, but if you build a recognisable brand, people will notice and follow. There is plenty written about creating your personal brand, so I’m not going to go into any detail here.
I believe that we all have some form of creativity within us. So, the better questions to ask yourself are;
- What interests me?
- What do I enjoy doing?
- How can I share it with others?
Give this task a try
Think about a local place that you enjoy visiting and how it makes you feel. Write a paragraph honestly describing that feeling and read it back to yourself.
Does it inspire you? Can you see something like a painting, a photograph or maybe a poem or song lyrics?
Now, create it without allowing your thoughts to project judgement from imaginary critics. Enjoy the process of making something that is yours.