Let what drove you to start, be what drives you to finish! $25 giclee print available at the Made Vibrant Art Shop.
Let what drove you to start, be what drives you to finish! $25 giclee print available at the Made Vibrant Art Shop.


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You get to define what success means to you!

About this print:

  • 9” x 12” fine art giclee print
  • Printed on thick high quality, acid-free archival paper stock with an enhanced matte finish
  • Reproduced from original acrylic painting by Caroline Kelso Winegeart
  • Does not come with frame

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This piece was created as a part of my 2016 project #AbstractAffirmationsDaily where I share an abstract piece of art with a positive message every day. Here's the story that accompanies this piece, posted on 1/14/2016:

This is a mantra I continue to repeat to myself, especially when I hear the phrase “Dream bigger.”

Dream bigger is what conventional advice tells us. Shoot for the stars! Go for the gold! Aim for the million dollar business or the Fortune 500 clients or the best-selling novel. You can do it! I think this advice is well intentioned in most cases. It asks us to expand our idea of what we think we can accomplish, a notion I can certainly get behind. The problem, though, with dreaming bigger is this: bigger is not necessarily better. (In fact, in most cases it decidedly is NOT better.) Bigger might mean more recognition and adulation, but bigger often also means more pressure and more people telling you what they think you should do.

That’s why in response I offer up this slight variation: dream DEEPER. Peel back the layers of your own values and discover what contentment might *actually* look like for you. Search within for the definition of success that wasn’t prescribed to you, the one that you continue to write as you evolve. It might be a million dollar business, or it might be one that simply allows you to spend days with your kids and not worry about paying the bills. It might be to speak to a crowd of thousands, or it might be to host a local meet up where you can talk to each and every person that attends.

The point is, to say that we should all aspire to goals that have some measure of grandeur is to assume that we’re all the same people with the same values, and we’re simply not. So I encourage you with every dream you have to keep asking yourself, “Why do I want this? If I knew I couldn’t post about it on social media, would I still want it? What will I feel when I actually achieve it?” I’m not saying don’t dream big, I’m just saying that when you do, make sure those dreams are rooted in your own truth and your personal values.