Effort

A reminder that effort and showing up always produces a result! $25 giclee print available at the Made Vibrant Art Shop.
A reminder that effort and showing up always produces a result! $25 giclee print available at the Made Vibrant Art Shop.
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Effort

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A reminder that effort and showing up always produces a result!

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 7/29/2016:

Jas and I have been trying to get back into a fitness routine so we decided to try out a month at our local Oceanside gym. This morning, while trying out a new exercise, I got REALLY frustrated because my muscles kept failing me despite what looked like a very doable move.

Getting curious about why this made me so mad, I realized that in every other area of my life, all I need to do to accomplish a goal is set my mind to it and put forth effort to make it happen. But unlike in mental endeavors, PHYSICAL endeavors have limitations that are VERY based in reality, limitations that unfortunately we sometimes can't overcome no matter how hard we try. (For instance, it's simply not possible for me to do 100 pull-ups in a row. It's physically beyond my body's capability.) I realized my frustration was stemming from the fact that my effort wasn't guaranteed to get a result.

Then I stopped and thought about it a moment longer. I realized my effort wasn't guaranteed to get MY result -- the one I wanted -- but effort ALWAYS produces A result. It always pays off. I may not have been able to complete the rep I wanted to, but even trying to will make me stronger. Even showing up in the gym at all will mentally give me momentum.

In the gym, in business, in relationships -- though it may not produce the outcome we want, effort is always worth it.

We always learn, we always grow, we always get better.