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I find this quote so true. This is a print I made for my This Creative Life line in 2010. Whenever someone would read this aloud they would pause for a moment, and you could tell their goals were racing through their mind. I like being a small part in their realization.
Sometimes goals can be daunting, and feel unattainable. Sometimes we pile on too many goals and then have trouble knowing where to start. Whenever I get overwhelmed from filling up my plate I take a moment to breath, and prioritize all those goals. I’ve been chatting with a fellow handmade artist the last two days helping her through the stress of holiday season as best I can. When holiday season comes around we want to put our best work out there, because it’s the time of year that the most eyes will be on us. Sometimes we want to create all the things and we end up short circuiting ourselves. I did my best to break myself of that cycle this year, by doing as much work as possible this past summer. I still didn’t reach goals I had for DesignerCon, but you know what, neither did Paul Frank, and he’s been doing this a lot longer than I have. That was a nice reality check.
Dreams, goals, and deadlines are all great, as long as we don’t let not reaching them tear us apart. No one is perfect, or has it all figured out, no matter what their blog or social media feeds are leading you to believe. Paul Frank shared some secrets with me at DesignerCon, and those secrets reminded me that even if Robo Roku ever got to be as big a name as Paul Frank, I still wouldn’t have it all figured out. We are all always growing and evolving. This Motivational Monday post is to remind you your life is not a race. Make goals, have dreams, reach for the stars, but don’t stress out if things don’t happen as quickly as you want them to, or as quickly as someone else. We all move in our own time. Just don’t give up.