An empty room full of mirrors, an immaculate canvas, a blank sheet of paper, or a fresh, new document on the computer can terrify a creative person to the point that it stops them from even starting. For some, the fear can be so strong that it completely blocks all action. In fact, starting a new creative process can generate frustration, but the beginning is the very core of the work of any artist or creator.
Creativity is not only for writers, painters, and choreographers. It is just as important to engineers, salesmen and many other professionals, not to mention the creativity that many of our daily activities require, such as being a parent. That's why it's important to know how to approach new beginnings, and be able to develop a strong sense of discipline through daily practice.
Spending time doing your work every day is the key to establishing a habit that will help you stay productive. The author offers some suggestions which will not only help you get started on your chosen pursuit, but will also help you keep going when things get hard. These suggestions will help stretch your mind, and your very creativity, something like a warm up before exercising.