“All art involves conscious discipline…discipline in time and energy – or there would never be any production at all to be seen, felt or enjoyed by ourselves and others.” ~Edith Schaeffer
I think this is something I am constantly learning.
Anything good or profitable includes work.
If you want to get good at something, you need to practice.
If you want to learn something, you need to find a way to learn it.
I would never be where I am today if I didn’t try.
The other day I was watching a tv show that showed an orchestra and the life of different characters in that orchestra. I actually began to cry. I don’t remember ever having that much discipline in any are of my life. Discipline in time and energy. Usually I am wiped out, lazy, unable to focus. And yet, if I could make myself do it, I bet I could be good in a lot of different areas.
It is the same with dancing. There are kids who pretty much live and breath dancing. They go to school then straight to dance class. And they are amazing. Some don’t want to do that, but others don’t want to be doing anything else.
What do I want others to see and feel? What do I want to show?
It is something I am thinking about as I start this journey on bringing things back in.
I think the fear of failure is so deep that it cuts through the desire. And I can’t let that happen.
I am thankful for my husband during those times. He has helped me a lot out of the “I can’t” mental state by saying, “Stop saying you can’t! It is not a matter if you can or can’t, it’s a matter of if you do or don’t want to try.”
I still have a lot of work to do in my mind, but the point is that I can! You can!
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Even something that I am weak at.
There will always be new things to learn! And it those failures are actual little victories, even if they don’t feel like it at the time.
I hope you can come on the journey with me as we grow together. God Bless and don’t give up!
Be inspired today!