A reminder that the only metric you should be concerned with is the one that says YOU MADE SOMETHING.
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 8/31/2016:
It’s Launch Day’s Eve over here and I admit I can feel those familiar jitters bubbling up to the surface. The fears, the doubts… everything I’ve managed to push past in order to create #MVcoloryoursoul — they’re all showing up close to the season finale here and I can already feel my mindset shifting from the joy and presence of the process to the worrisome anticipation of the outcome.
To quell those fears, this has been my mantra for today: you've already won. I already did THE THING that matters by overcoming my own resistance and creating something. By pouring my heart into something. By ignoring what everyone else was doing and by making the thing that I wanted to make. And that is all I can control. That's my part.
So when I feel my attention turning to those questions like “Will anyone like this?” or “What will people think?”, I’m able to respectfully shift it right back to things that actually matter to me. Not the outcome, but the process.
So the next time you too find yourself in the depths of those worries, being pulled toward the outcome of your creative endeavor, practice saying this to yourself because it will remind you that the only metric you should be concerned with is the one that says YOU MADE SOMETHING.
You did what you set out to do. You took a vision that was in your head and you actually created something with it, which is more than a lot of people can say. You already won the greatest battle there is and that’s the battle over our own fear, our own resistance, and to keep making in spite of it all.