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i am not a quitter

June 30, 2010

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thanks tara, for your we scout wednesdays: you are not a quitter. sometimes we have to just give ourselves permission to quit. i just recently shared this post on my collection failure. at the time, it felt like a failure because i was quitting work on a collection that i had committed myself to. i was stuck because it was something i had started and i was going to finish. but every time i would look at painting, i would get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. i wasn’t inspired, but felt like i needed to finish what i started. it was wasting so much of my time and energy just because i didn’t want to be a quitter. i had shared with all of my followers that i was creating a collection and many were waiting to see it. i couldn’t let them down, i couldn’t stop something i had committed to in my mind. or could i?

i finally came to the place where i realized it didn’t matter. i could stop working on a project that was going no where. in fact, it was smarter for me to do this. i wouldn’t be wasting all of my time and energy on a dead end. i could refocus all of that time and energy into something i was actually inspired to paint. when i finally came to this decision, i felt as though a weight had been lifted. i could now move on and go where inspiration was leading me.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 30, 2010 11:35 am

    Isn’t it amazing that “quitting” something in our lives can make us feel a hell of a lot better in life. Keep on quitting…life is not worth feeling sick over the stupid things we don’t want to finish!!

  2. July 1, 2010 8:58 pm

    i use to have a problem “abandoning” a book i was reading. i’d be 150 pages into reading but have no interest but felt like i had to finish what i started. so it would take me forever to read it bc i’d fall asleep or avoid it or whatever and all that time, i wasn’t getting to books i really loved…. so now i allow abandonment but i am not a quitter either! 🙂

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