Creating ‘Rubbish’

Don’t be afraid of making a load of rubbish. Be afraid of making nothing at all.

I can’t remember where I read that quote and I’m annoyed because I would like to quote the person who said it. But it has been a mantra for me over the last weeks and months when I’ve not felt like learning languages, writing, drawing or playing the guitar.

I know I can be overly self-critical with what I create and will always seek to find faults in it.

But sometimes we need to be reminded that ‘something’ is better than nothing. That maybe a scribbled drawing, an idea for a poem, blog post or whatever you create.

That small piece of what you call ‘rubbish’ is better than what was there before – nothing.

What do you create? What are you adding to the world? Why are you doing it?