What's Your Excuse?

January 04, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
I woke the same
As any other day except
a voice was in my head.
It said, "Seize the day"...

The new year always seems to start with so many good intentions and resolutions. Many starting with "tomorrow I'll begin that 365 Project I've always wanted to try" or "I'll reorganize my studio/work space" or "watch those advanced Photoshop tutorials", or some such idea. Then life intervenes, there's a proverbial fire to put out, etc. and everything just gets shunted down the 'to do' list.

I came across an article today about photographer Craig Royal was recently honored with "Best of Show" at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. His work gives an added dimension to the word "vision" when you consider the amount of extra time and craft he employs to bring his artistry to light.

My guess is, like the rest of us, he's had plenty of reasons to defer and several obstacles to overcome in pursuing what he wants. So what's the difference between the doers and the dreamers? Is it having a goal, several people to hold you to it, and (self-imposed) or concrete series of deadlines? Is it sheer will and an inability to take 'no' for an answer? Is it an over-whelming drive to prove something to yourself? Boredom with the status quo? All of the above?

No matter the reason, we all have to find something to keep us moving forward despite the distractions and the major developments as they will always be there. Long after the first of the year.

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