Sometimes I get crazy ideas and then don’t follow through on them. There’s a part of me that really likes to judge me when this happens. I’ve recently begun a practice of talking with the monsters that block me from moving forward in my life, inspired by Havi Brooks of The Fluent Self…and I think the thing that’s blocking me this time is not actually the “not following through”, but the judgy little monster who thinks I shouldn’t even start if I might not follow through.
See, I have this brilliant idea for VeganMoFo – the Vegan Month of Food, which is the whole month of October. It’s a really cool idea! I want to tell you all about it!
But I have this little monster telling me that I shouldn’t post about my idea.
I think this monster and I need to have a talk.
I will name the monster Judge Jinxy. If we’re going to talk, it would help for me to know the name of the monster I’m talking to.
JJ: You shouldn’t post about this idea!
me: Why not?
JJ: Because you might not do it!
me: But if I don’t post about it, I definitely won’t do it.
JJ: But if you post about it, everyone will expect you to do it.
me: So? I’ve failed to meet people’s expectations plenty of times before!
JJ: Also, someone might steal your idea…and do it better!
me: Awesome! That would actually be super cool, don’t you think?
JJ: …hey, that’s a good point.
me: I think I should post about it. Then people can help me with the idea. I think I’d rather start it and not finish, than never start at all.
JJ: Okay. But don’t say I didn’t warn you.
me: I won’t. See, I’m even including our conversation in the post, for posterity’s sake. So nobody can say you didn’t warn me.
JJ: Okay. Well, good luck.
— (end scene.) —
Stay tuned for the upcoming post about my idea!