Make the First Move!

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I finally have started working on a new oil painting. I primed the canvas, and I made the first “real” sketch (picture above). It’s been something that I wanted to do for a while, yet I never actually started until now.

Why is that important? Because having an idea is not the same as actually doing something about it.
“That idea” can be brilliant in your mind. And sometimes it seems scary to try making it, because you could notice it’s flaws.
But until you actually put that first line on the canvas, your idea won’t become a reality.
And yes, the world is busy, and in better circumstances, you might create something better. But if you wait on the world to change, your idea will remain just that: an idea.

Don’t get me wrong. I am a busy person with a tight schedule, and I also put things off. But every once in a while, I need to remind myself that I can make the most of the time I’ve got. Limitations and all.
None of us are super-human, but we can achieve a lot within the boundaries of our lives. Whatever it is for you, if you’ve been putting off “that idea”, don’t keep waiting for the perfect timing or the perfect inspiration. Make the first move!

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