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Baby Steps

Tuesday, November 20, 2018




I made great headway on this part of my painting trilogy today. I had 5 hours of mostly uninterrupted painting time. I had no idea what I was going to be doing. Often when I sit down to paint, I'm simply sitting down to plan. I know I need to work on it, and I don't know what I'm doing until I actually start. It is all about taking action. If I sit there frozen with indecision, I'll never get anything painted.

If I sit here frozen with indecision about what I'm going to do in any part of my life, it won't get done. Taking an action, ANY action is my first step away from fear. Action is the enemy of fear. So, I just do it. It may not be right the first time or the second. I don't know what I need to fix until I get the paint on the canvas. Painting for me is like flying a plane. With any luck, I know where I want to go but all along the way I have to resort to course corrections or I will miss my mark.

Painting was my kind reminder today that no matter what else, or how much I think about something, it is taking some kind of action that matters.

Following through on decisions requires taking action.
Actions sometimes cause mistakes.
Mistakes are what allows us to develop experience.
Experience is required to make better decisions!
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  • NATURE_INSPIRED
    You've brought GREAT words of wisdom to me this morning dear friend. Words to STAY with me all through today and into the rest of my life. Words I want to memorize. Words I want to HEAR when I freeze with indecision. I want to hear 'em BOOM like the sudden jolts of thunder that nearly stop one's heart, or sigh like the lightest breeze skipping on the roof tops, "DO IT," or, "...do...it...," "IT IS THE FIRST STEP AWAY FROM YOUR FEAR," or, "...it is... ... ...the 1st step... ... ...away from... ... ...your fear." And like an echo, I want to hear, "My action-action-action is my fear's-fear's-fear's enemy-enemy-enemy." THANK YOU!! ::hugs::
    326 days ago
  • YMWONG22
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    326 days ago
  • 4EVERLEARNSHARE
    So glad for you that you are finding/making time for your painting. You are very skilled and talented. It's always aa treat to see the progress of your paintings. I agree - following through requires actions.
    326 days ago
  • SVELTEWARRIOR
    As always your talent amazes me
    326 days ago
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