Archive for the ‘lesson’ Category

“Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.”

—Miyamoto Musashi

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“You’re frustrated because you keep waiting for the blooming of flowers of which you have yet to sow the seeds.”

― Steve Maraboli

“You learn something valuable from all of the significant events and people, but you never touch your true potential until you challenge yourself to go beyond imposed limitations.”

― Roy T. Bennett

“A lot of the conflict you have in your life exists simply because you’re not living in alignment; you’re not be being true to yourself.”

― Steve Maraboli

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

– Paulo Coelho

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Here’s a great quote about the three P’s of success: patience, persistence and perspiration, by the legendary self-help author Napoleon Hill. It’s a fantastic quote that I try to live by.

I’d like to add that in following this philosophy, to never forget the ‘perspiration’ part. This is the part that can sometimes be forgotten. Yes, you’ll have to work for what you want, whatever that may be.

“There is no elevator to success, you’ll have to take the stairs.”

-Roz

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Here’s a list I found that pretty much sums it up. I would also add to the list: ‘The inability to adapt’ as another one. In my opinion, an artist has to be able to adapt and go with the flow because trends and things change all the time.  For example, if all you do is abstract art, what are you going to do if people stop buying that style? You’ll be a starving artist for sure.

This is why I hold Pablo Picasso to such a high regard. He explored and could do just about any style. He could go from wild abstract to realism at a drop of a hat. He was a master adaptor.

If you’re an artist, I think this list will help you in making better decisions for your career. I know I have to work on number 10 on this list, I need to learn that I can’t do everything and to take things day by day and a step at a time.

Anyway, paint on.