Once you declare a breakdown it has all the earmarks of a failure, because if something is broken it will need to be fixed.
However, the process of making such a declaration is an intelligent and liberating one, because the true nature of the creative process is not about “fixing” anything. It’s about constantly recreating, reproducing, redesigning, rethinking and reinventing our projects, dreams, goals, relationships and ourselves! Just the words “I’m now in the process of reinventing myself” sounds like an awesome, creative project!
Important because breakthroughs are always preceded by breakdowns. And if we squirm to avoid the breakdowns, we actually deprive ourselves of the experience and wisdom from which breakthroughs are born.
“Break down…go ahead and give it to me…” —Tom Petty