For a very long time I’ve been a victim to failed goals. I’d set them and work tirelessly towards them but while I get to have a few wins most times I lose out.
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” – Dr. Seuss
From stringing sentences to brush strokes and lyrical rhythms, the work involved in creating beautiful art is boundless.
Yes, producing works of art can be tedious.
Finishing An Art?
Yes, in the same way that crafts like writing, painting and singing are arts, getting to complete what you’ve started is also an art. It is a skill that can be learnt and mastered.
It’s commonplace nowadays to hear someone advice another: “set a goal.” or “Make it a target!”
Goal setting is such an integral part of our everyday lives that gives us a focus, a direction or path to thread.
In my bid to keep up growing and developing (being better day by day), I’ve always been among those who are so eager to set goals but haven’t been on the fortunate side of things when it comes to achieving them.
Everytime I fail to hit a deadline or attain a goal, I keep asking myself -Why is this so? Why can’t I achieve these goals?
I then found out that it wasn’t my goals that were wrong it was my approach to achieving them that was at fault.
Doing more – becoming more and achieving more is surprisingly easy.
Everybody wants to do more; become more efficient and achieve more.
But only a few can boast about how productive and efficient their daily life processes are.
The deliberate pursuit of success is so commonplace today that success feels more like a need than a want. People chase success at all cost and by any means.
While at this, some succeed, others don’t. But, to the bulk of these people, extreme success is rare. This is because a lot of people don’t know how to get there.
Truth is: Every one is capable of achieving success but success itself is a loose term as what it means to one person could be way different from what it does to another.
“Art is never finished, only abandoned.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
The creative process is much about preparation and good habits as these can drive you beyond places where inspiration stops.
People today are busy beings. Buzzing with activities all round the clock. Flooding brim full task lists are now commonplace. But even with this all round busyness, some stuff still lingers on – never getting done and punctuality has become elusive to many. Continue reading
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
– Lao Tzu
There was this friend of mine who some years ago decided to organise his life. He got a digital Calendar, a goal tracker and some other goal setting/ scheduling tools.
Sure, you can thread a few sentences together to communicate your thoughts.
Ever since I fell in love with the written word and started writing, I’ve always enjoyed the art. But to be completely honest with you I didn’t just continue in the love affair with writing because I enjoyed it, there are some awesome reasons why I still write.
Everywhere around the world people are creating.
Their methods and expressions vary just as their products do. From the carpenters to the writers and the singers, people are using various creative expressions to create.
Every Writer must understand that humans respond to and connect with acts of humanity. We are responsive beings. This is something that successful writers understand and do that others do not.
Growing up I had the privilege of visiting my grandma a couple of times. During that time, if there’s anything I always look forward to on the way to see her it is her endless tales. Their themes limitless (some could even transcend into another and another like the trilogies we read today). She always had a story to tell and I can remember enjoying every one of them.
Writers write. It is the only way through which we birth pieces. The thing is for most writers, the development cycle is so slow and although it is not a very bad thing what harm is there in developing fast? The thing is to develop in the craft of writing like any other craft requires practice; consistent practice. To this end it is very important for the budding writer to write regularly.