the difference between good and GREAT is the last 5 percent of incredibly hard work that almost puts you in the grave but is worth it
I’ve spent my entire career obsessively trying to “learn how to draw” when I should’ve just been drawing. Always thinking “I just need to get a little better… and then I’ll start working on (insert any of a hundred personal projects)”
The fact is that i’ve been good enough since my teens- and would’ve improved so much more rapidly had my study been in the service of any of those projects- and not in the dozens of sketchbooks pilled in my closet.
Lesson: Don’t use “learning” as an excuse to avoid “doing”.
Link (via faitherinhicks)
“If there’s something you want to do, and you have any kind of basic skill or talent in that direction, please, please, please…do it. Begin. I feel that this is the only life advice I’m qualified to give- GO FOR IT. Keep plugging away. Heave yourself up to the mountain, for there’s bound to be a biscuit at the top. Someone’s got to be the new X; someone’s got to be the new Y. Or maybe you have different kinds of dreams. Still not learned to knit? Do it! Fancy yoga? Bend over! Dreamed of walking the Pennine way? Lace up your boots and BEGIN!”