You Can’t Do It Alone

You Can't Do It Alone | Appetite for Life

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Learning To Paint

Years ago, I wanted to paint.  I had visions of me at an easel or standing on a sandy beach painting the sunset.  It was a lovely dream.

But, I never picked up a brush.  All I did was think about how much I wanted to paint.  Finally I took an informal painting class.  That was the first time I held a brush in my hand.  I loved it.  I not only learned from the teacher, but also the class.

I Can Do It Myself Thank You

Maybe it’s because I’m an oldest child, but I have a hard time asking for help.  I think I can do it all myself.

Well, the reality is I can’t and neither can you.  Yes, the ultimate action comes from you, but you need teachers, guides, mentors, coaches to help you along the way.

Open Up To Learning

Reaching out to others opens you up to learning.  When you learn you grow.  Others have skills, knowledge, connections, experiences that will help you on your journey.

If you don’t think you can afford the luxury of involving others, first I say you can’t afford not to.   Then would remind you there are many ways to learn from others that doesn’t cost money such as reading biographies of successful people, having coffee with a friend, going to a local class like I did.

Stop dreaming about all the things you want to do.  Stop fretting about all the things you can’t do.  Instead today take an action.  Contact at least one person who can help you.  Be open to the conversation.  You never know where it will lead.

Back To The Easel

As for my painting, it did go on hold for a while, but I’ve set up a studio in my basement now and am exploring the world of color again.

 

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