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Creativity Takes Courage | Welcome August

Welcome to August. It is a very significant month for me,  mostly because I’m born in it! ๐Ÿ™‚ This August, I’ve decided to go all out with my blog and pledge to write here every day!

Creativity Takes Courage 

Yes, it does. But I’m trying to be brave. I’ve signed up with a group of bloggers to be a Write Tribe Pro Blogger. Notice the lovely badge on my sidebar? If you’re a blogger, and a brave one, do join us.  You can sign up here. creativity  takes courage

You’re going to wonder where all my resolutions to slow down have gone. I’m slowing down while focusing on what matters to me. Nurturing my creativity is certainly high on my list of things to do.

In his book The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor uses the ancient Greeks’ definition of happiness: “the joy you feel striving toward your potential.”   Pledging to write every day is a big step towards increasing my happiness quotient, for I’m striving towards my potential.

I don’t fool myself. I’m not a fantastic writer. But I want to be the best I can be. I need to share the stories within me. I take courage in this:

Even a seemingly tiny story can travel great distances and deeply affect other people. Your stories matter. Let them out to affect other souls. ~ SARK

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Earlier this week, I asked you ‘What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?’. For me, writing every day is one of the answers. What’s yours?

Be creative. Be brave!

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20 Comments

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  4. […] August is my birth month. Which makes me examine how much, if at all, I’ve grown in the last year. As I think about this, I look around for inspiration to grow in maturity, love, faith, hope and ways to nurture my passion to write. Today I’m sharing with you some of the quotes I’ve come across in my search for inspiration to grow. […]

  5. Shailaja V Shailaja V August 5, 2014

    Don’t I know it! You and Vidya just pushed me to sign up for this. But, bright side, it’s day 5 and I am going strong. Let’s see how long this lasts ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck to you, Corinne. I love the quote on how a story can travel great distances and affect others. Beautiful <3
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  6. Sreeja Praveen Sreeja Praveen August 4, 2014

    Who says ? We all say you’re fantastic and fUN-tASKic ๐Ÿ™‚ How about that ? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Just the right few words can bring the much needed cheer in our lives ๐Ÿ™‚ Like yours do ๐Ÿ™‚
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  7. Anita Anita August 4, 2014

    Lovely Post, Corinne with so many inspiring messages ๐Ÿ™‚
    Wish you a Happy Birthday in advance!
    Keep rocking ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Aditi Aditi August 3, 2014

    Hey, I’m an Aug born too ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay us!
    And, I now know the answer to your previous ques – I would write everyday if I weren’t afraid. I’m travelling this month, but will surely sign up for Pro Blogger in Sep! Hope that will be okay!
    Aditi recently posted..Live in GratitudeMy Profile

  9. Martha Orlando Martha Orlando August 3, 2014

    Oh, yes, writing every day with courage and conviction. That’s my ticket, too! Corinne, don’t ever sell yourself short as a writer – you are ingenious and creative in all your posts, and writing with regularity will only improve your skills and bring you even more joy!
    Blessings, my friend!
    Martha Orlando recently posted..Growing More and MoreMy Profile

  10. usha menon usha menon August 2, 2014

    Your posts are always very creative. This one is motivating.I was inspired by your post and filled the form without even a second thought. I hope I will be able to manage writing a post everyday.

  11. Shalini Shalini August 2, 2014

    Bravo for such an inspiring post! I’ve pledged both my blogs for the Write Tribe Pro Bloggers ๐Ÿ™‚ I know it’s heights of craziness! But, I’m loving every bit of it ๐Ÿ™‚
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  12. kalpana solsi kalpana solsi August 2, 2014

    I am looking forward to read your posts which are a store-house of positivity and gyaan.
    I have signed for Write Tribe Pro Bloggers and I think I am brave.
    kalpana solsi recently posted..Fear.My Profile

  13. Sulekha Sulekha August 2, 2014

    I would do sky jumping or bungee jumping ๐Ÿ™‚ writing daily is equally scary and tough but I am going to do it. I am brave, like the other Write Tribe Pro Bloggers ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. vishalbheeroo vishalbheeroo August 2, 2014

    You are an amazing writer, Corinne. It’s a post full of positive energy and writing everyday helps. I need to sign up, too:)

  15. Vidya Sury Vidya Sury August 2, 2014

    Good girl! I think you are a terrific writer and I am very glad you decided to do this! I am sure we are all going to ace it!
    Vidya Sury recently posted..From My Gratitude JournalMy Profile

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