The Shadow Effect, written by Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, and Marianne Williamson, discusses the dual nature of human beings. They claim that we all have a good side and a bad side. Both qualities can affect our work lives and web design careers.
Fear, laziness, anxiety, procrastination, insecurities and self sabotage, on the surface, appear to be aspects of our bad side.
These negative qualities can hold us back from attaining our web design goals and cloud our web design inspirations.
We must embrace and forgive our shadow, in order to grow and develop into professional web designers. Examine good outcomes that can result from our shadow qualities. For instance, use your procrastination, laziness, or couch potato tendencies to give you more time to subconsciously process web design issues and come up with solutions. Use your shadow side for good. (Click for: Overcoming Laziness).
The Shadow Effect authors give some tips on releasing our shadow:
Chopra: “Turn an unwanted obstacle into your ally.”
Ford: “When we are willing to acknowledge that our pain, traumas, and heartaches have in fact equipped us with wisdom essential for our growth, we naturally forgive and even bless those who came into our life to teach us those difficult lessons.”
Williamson: “We can cast out our shadows through a passionate embrace of light.”
Do you have a dark side that blocks creativity and web design inspiration? Is something preventing you from achieving your web design aspirations? Break Free! As Ford says, “Our lives are divinely designed for each one of us to get exactly what we need to deliver our own unique expression to the world.”
Become the web designer you were meant to be. Make peace with your shadow and use it for good.
Announcement: Guest Speaker
Marianne Williamson will speak at the InSpirit Center in Mission Viejo, CA during both Sunday services (9am & 11am), on October 9. Brunch will be available following the 11am service. Marianne will then present an afternoon workshop, “The Gift of Change,” from 1pm-3pm. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
Can this workshop inspire your web design career? Sounds like a “can’t miss”, inspirational event!