I've just started reading Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo. I've watched her show for years now, and she give me a great 5-10 min boost in the morning. I don't blindly follow her as a self-help guru, but I like the direction this book is going. One thing that stood out to me last night was talking about commitment to the process (and to her getting more revenue, but I digress). I felt that these words ring true for me and anyone that is looking to improve themselves.
"... insight without action is worthless."
This calls to attention all the insights I've had into how to upgrade the lazy part of my life. Don't get me wrong, I know that we're all human and that means imperfection. Nothing will ever be in total balance in life, but it can be in harmony; heavier on the strings than horns, peppered with tempo that is rising and falling. I like to think I'm striving to be able to handle the seasons as they come, not avoid them. And part of handling the seasons is having a great foundation of habits.
I have a lot of action to take, but I'm celebrating small wins, like getting up every morning to sketch or making it to the gym yesterday! These things add to my happiness and make me realize I can certainly commit more in a day, and it adds rather than detracts.
This sketch went for three days! I may do a few longer sketches again, but I'd like work on smaller things for a bit. As I work through a certain subject quick/rough drawing can lead to more insight into the form versus meticulous study. The more volume the more understanding!
I'm an illustrator and graphic designer who is desperate to get back to the basics of pencil and paper! I'm challenging myself to sketch everyday for 40 days in hopes of regaining my overall skill, creativity, and wonder!