Archive for February, 2010

The Pursuit of Happiness

February 18, 2010

I am huge believer that happiness isn’t something you find, it’s something you create. It’s within your reach at all times. There is always something to appreciate, something to be thankful for. But I also believe that sometimes we stand in our own way of our happiness. We block ourselves from it. We don’t do what we KNOW we have to. We are taunted by things we want to do and rather than just kicking our own ass and doing those things, we make excuses, constantly finding ways to avoid addressing the real issue.

It all comes down to fear. Fear of losing, fear of succeeding. Fear of disappointment, fear of accomplishment. It is the ultimate inhibitor. But I’m tired of fearing what I don’t know, & assuming what I can’t do.

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” – Joseph Chilton Pierce

And I couldn’t agree more.

I don’t know what life has in store for me.
I don’t know if I’m meant to be a successful illustrator or designer.
But I do know that if I don’t give myself a chance to try, I’ll never know my potential, only my limitations.

Time is more valuable than anything on this planet. And right now time is what I need most.

Time to practice. Time to learn. Time to grow. Time to improve. Time to think. Time to make. Time to discover myself, what I want, and what I can contribute to the world.

So this is it. I’m ready to take the next step in my professional development. I’m kicking my own ass and telling it to get out of the way so I can be happy.

Happy knowing that I did all I could.