It’s way too easy to put off things until we think the time will be right for them.
We tend to do this even more with the things that are the most important to us.
Something important like, say, drawing regularly.
Like finally committing to making the time to practice our drawing – to do something about our long and dearly held dream to develop the artist we’ve always known we have inside us.
At least in part, we procrastinate with these things that matter so deeply to us because, if we never commit to following the dream, we never run the risk of breaking it by failing.
We can keep it always, pristine and intact.
But only ever a dream.
A long wait for a train that isn’t coming
When will the time come when everything is perfect for you, your life is in order and you have the time to draw?
When will you find yourself with an ideal place to work, with all the space and materials you need?
When will you manage to overcome the crippling procrastination that stops you getting started on your dream of becoming an artist?
When things are perfect.
And when will that be?
Imperfect starts are the only ones we have to work with.
But that’s fine. Because it will refine itself through the doing. You won’t know what you need to do until you start.You won't find your path until you start to walk it Click To Tweet
So, don’t worry about the long goal. Don’t worry about how much talent you have, whether you’re doing the right kind of practice, don’t worry about any of that stuff.
That’s just your fear and resistance holding you back, fear of failing and resistance to committing to your dream.
Just make that first step as small as it can be.
Why not just start by clearing a space for you to draw in every day, and preparing your stuff?
If you want some ideas for things to do to get you going, try these 6 suggestions for drawing practice projects.
Because, after all, if not now – when?
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