#MondayMotivation: The importance of creativity, failure and self-forgiveness

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If there’s one thing I now know for sure, it’s that motivation is something that we all consciously and consistently need to fuel in ourselves – whichever way we know best. The will to greet a new day with enthusiasm and fervor doesn’t come naturally to most and that’s why it’s important to actively seek inspiration.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is my goal with this new series: to share whichever gems I discover through conversations, articles, podcasts or experiences alike, in the hope that they will arouse a need in you to live a fulfilling and wholesome life.

The beauty of digital audio files

A far as I’m concerned, podcasts are the new black.

I’ve been obsessed with finding new and exciting ones to listen to ever since a good friend introduced me to Serial – a podcast that aptly holds the GOAT title (Greatest Of All Time).

Since then I’ve discovered a good number of other amazing series that I’ve devoured whilst driving, organizing or performing whichever mundane task of the day awaits me.

But if the thought of dedicating your time to an entire 12-episode series seems unappealing, then worry not because what I’m about to share is a single, 35-minute episode that will leave you ready to scale whatever mountain lies ahead of you.

“The only unique contribution that we will make in this world will be born of creativity.”

Elizabeth Gilbert

Magic Lessons

After releasing her best selling novel, Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert came out with her second hit – Big Magic. To follow it up and continue conversations online, she decided to start a 12-podcast episode called Magic Lessons that helped ordinary people reignite their creative spark.

In each episode she’d invite a celebrated mentor to share what they’ve learned through their journey and for her last episode she had the renowned research professor (known best for her studies on shame, courage and vulnerability), Brené Brown.

Brené Brown

Their discussion revolved around some of the things that hinder us from pursuing inventiveness and how imperative creativity is to this world with Brené declaring, “The only unique contribution that we will make in this world will be born of creativity.”

The result is 35-minute orgasmic whirl between two brilliant women that will be sure to get you out of your seat and charged for the week!

CLICK HERE to listen to this inspiring podcast. Happy Monday!

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Sharon Mundia

Sharon Mundia is the author of the award-winning, personal style blog, This Is Ess. As a fashion fanatic, beauty lover and home decor enthusiast, she will leave you wanting to revamp your closet, home and life in general.

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