I’ve written about this before.
I will probably continue to write about this until the day I die. Why?
Everyday is a fresh start. Another friend of mine picked up a copy of Seth Godin’s THE DIP. It teaches you whether or not you should quit. It shows you the whens, the wheres, the whys, and the hows. The first friend I recommended the book to quit his band– opting to take up painting instead.
A much better book in my opinion is Poke the Box…
This book shows you how to start!
Starting something…everyday. Tomorrow is the first day for this Biggest Loser weigh-in. I am starting off happy. I hope to be at 160 pounds by weigh in day and I have reached that target with 1 day left. You can keep up-to-date on the progress at DRAWN TO FITNESS tab on my menu bar.
If you have been producing comic book narrative art for any length of time, then you know you have to keep at it. Steadily. Repeatedly. And you have to show up every single day. Each day is a fresh start. Today, after a long winter and bogged down with projects that have held my mind and body captive, I began to release many of these ill wills out. I feel at peace again.
You can achieve the same feeling by letting go of those projects holding you down and starting something new.
Today,I broke my routine. I got up early. 5:00 am. Slumped out of bed. Went for a walk in utter darkness. Connected with my soul. I know I am starting again something great. Nothing will stop me from achieving great things in my life. Nothing should stop you, either. The only people who quit making comic book narrative art are those who let circumstances dictate your life. If you want to make comic book narrative art, you must listen to yourself. You must persevere. This is a marathon race. Take it at a marathon pace. Throw in some good days. Throw in some bad days, but go the distance. Don’t quit.
Start everyday as a fresh new day. Start today. Enjoy today.
What am I doing today? I am buying a jump rope. Maybe 2. Bring someone else with you on your journey to make some great comic book narrative art today. You will be glad you didn’t quit. You will be glad you helped a friend achieve their dreams.