I named this photo, "Waiting by the Sink".
Here's an excerpt from the article.
"When you want to improve your life in some way — by simplifying, by being more frugal, by starting to exercise or eat healthy, by learning more productive habits, by being a more positive or compassionate person — you are learning a new skill.
And when you learn a new skill, all the reading in the world won’t teach you the skill. You have to learn by doing.
So reading countless self-help articles and books are great — I’ve written a few myself — but remember that it’s only the first step.
You have to put the personal development posts away, get away from the computer or book, and start doing it. Today.
Only in doing it will you actually learn.
Reading does help though: first in helping you to understand what to do, and second in keeping you motivated as you actually do the skill. But it’s not a substitute for doing.
So stop reading this post, and go do what you want to learn to do!"
I think he was talking to me today..... I keep looking for the video cam. How did he know I needed a swift bootie in the backside? I know being a perfectionist keeps me from starting something because I fear if I can't do it "right" or don't have enough time to get it "perfect"--it stops me from even trying.
Rome wasn't built overnight. I know this, too. Today I will tackle one of those corners of my world that is stopping me from just doing it. Fear. Fear of not doing something good enough. Fear I will fail at something I really want to learn how to do. Fear the final outcome will suck....
So my goal today is.... Drum roll pulleeezzzeeeee....
- Complete Lesson Two in Tim Gagnon's series of painting lessons.
Oh crap... I'm commited...
Shake the fear of failing off and do it! That's how getting good at something happens.