Saturday, February 4, 2012

Don't Fight the Feeling

Superhero running

Life is a Work of Art

If you are around 12 years old and reading this blog, this will be very helpful to you. I'm catching you at just the right time. Now is when the world tries to beat you down and tear away your dreams. This blog will be especially beneficial to you. If you are a teenager or in college, then you can still benefit from this.

If you're reading this and you're 40 years old… well this might not be of help to you if you want to make a living at drawing. At least this is what people who try to deter you from your goals will say. You are part of the rat race now. You're trying to survive doing whatever job you're doing now. You have responsibilities and so on and so forth. You can probably quote the excuses better than anyone else can about not having time to draw. You may have to face certain realities if you had the opportunity and it hasn't taken off… yet. 

You have to ask yourself some questions. Have I missed my chance? Is this just going to be a hobby? Do I have the talent? (Some people can't be truthful to themselves with this answer.) Did I never get the support I needed in the past? Is now the time to follow my heart and my passion, in spite of all the reasons not to do it? Is it time for me to take control of my life and do what I've always wanted to do and NOT what other people said I should do?

Because at 40 or any age you can still become successful. Plenty of people have start successful careers late in life. Rodney Dangerfield start doing comedy in his 50s. Grandma Moses became a painter in her 70s after having 10 kids! Both were very good and became quite successful.

The important thing is at any age, don't give up on your dream!

Keep reading. Please comment. Just create!

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