So I was getting my car services the other day and they had some Sirius Radio 80s station on as I was sketching. This song came on, I think it was from Flashdance, and I heard this line that said “Take your passion and make it happen.” I thought, “Creacher has got to say something about this truth.” I know so many people who have a dream or a vision and are waiting for the magical dream fairy to drop it in their laps or they wrap it in faith and say God hasn’t delivered yet. Let me just make it clear, there may be a lot of steps between you and your dream, but the first step toward that dream is always to take a step. The secret to Success is found at the junction of positive passion and positive action. What are you doing to make your dreams come true?
I was reading Michael Hyatt’s great book Platform(have I mentioned every creative needs to read this book?) and I happened upon this quote, “Perfectionism is the mother of procrastination.” This is amazingly true. If you don’t believe me, how many projects have you created that will never see the light of day? How many things have you made that just aren’t perfect enough in your mind? You do realize that art is a gift that is pretty meaningless unless we give it, right? Work on it give it your best and then in the words of Seth Godin and Steve Jobs, “ship it!” Remember “Real artists ship”
Your best work released imperfect is forgivable, after all no one is perfect. What is nearly unforgivable is depriving the world of a priceless gift. Give up the paralysis of analysis, forget your fear and present your gift. It will touch the hearts it’s supposed to touch and to the critics, they’re too busy cutting your gift apart to give their own and you don’t really have time for that do you?
A Dream is just reality waiting for its time but hear this and hear it well, it will stay a dream unless you will faithfully do what it takes, even if that doesn’t always seem to make sense.
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