Know What You Can’t Do

When you’re really good at being distracted by TV and video games, you need to know what you aren’t good at. If you try creating something you know you will absolutely fail at, you’ll probably fall back into a deeper cycle of procrastination and self doubt. This doesn’t mean you should stay away from new and exciting ideas. Simply know and acknowledge your limits.

Last night, while falling asleep, I had a vision of a beautiful abstract painting. I observed the painting as it floated in front of my closed eyes. After giving it a fair amount of time in my head, I simply thought “it’s a shame I’ll never be able to make that” and fell asleep.

I’m no good at painting. Why waste my time trying to create that, when I already know it isn’t going to turn out? Better to keep myself focused on what I have the ability to do.

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