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Learning Patience. Still, At This Age

Learning Patience. Still, At This Age

I heard a quote recently that blew. my. mind. It was by the successful business man and entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk. He said, "People overestimate what they can get done in a year, and underestimate what they can get done in ten. Wow. That is so what I needed to hear right now.

I've always been an impatient person. Well, let me be clear. Not impatient as in rude, at least I try not to be in the moment. What I mean is patient with myself. Patient with time. As my mom would say, I always wanted everything done yesterday.

I'm just not that good with waiting. But adulthood has mellowed me, a little. Maturity has showed me that not everything has to happen on my timeline. In fact, it often won't. And I had to learn to be okay with that without losing my determination or drive.

Showing Myself the Way

Showing Myself the Way

It's hard to put into words really... what I'm thinking and feeling these days about my creative journey. It makes for a challenging blog post, but I'm going to try nonetheless. What do you get when you combine equal parts self-confidence with self-consciousness? Mostly a frustratingly journey of starts and stops where I've found myself quickly motivated and inspired by others "success" only to feel empty and lacking of my own.

Numerology and My Magic Number 17

Numerology and My Magic Number 17

I have this numerology-seventeen card that hangs on my bulletin board. I was born on February 17. On the front at the top it reads, "Discover the secrets of your day of birth." On the bottom are the words in bold caps "THE WRITER" In the middle there is the number "17" atop a multi-colored figure shaped like a diamond.

The Enemy of Perfection

The Enemy of Perfection

"Don't let perfect be the enemy of good" is a quote most attributed to Voltaire, the French philosopher and writer during the Age of Enlightenment. Variations of the sentiment have been espoused by philosophers and wise men (and women) throughout the ages. Like most great quotes, I think it stings when you read it because it's true. Progress can come to a stop in the quest for perfection. Many creatives can fall victim to this trap. What's the antidote? Just keep going.

Back to Blogging

Back to Blogging

I've blogged on and off for years and as such I have had more iterations of this blog than I really want to admit. There were times when I had really good periods of writing consistent content. And then I've had gaps where I didn't write anything for months. Looking back, I can rationalize and explain a myriad of valid reasons why I didn't keep up with my blogging. But at the end of the day those reasons are just really excuses, and as such, here I sit again, on the dawn of a new beginning. Hoping that this time around my actual creation of content keeps up with my ambition.