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January’s topic for the Blog-o-Sphere think tank is, “What has had an impact on me lately?” It was this quote from Steve Martin, shared by a Facebook friend and social media guru, John Paul Aguilar. It just hit me like a ton of bricks. I have this quote in a number of places so I can see it every day.
Why did this resonate with me? Well, I think it’s fair to say that we’ve all experienced being snubbed. In the art world, where I think I can feel a bit more vulnerable, it has happened. Generally, I find this type of behavior, to make someone else feel less than adequate, tends to come from shallow, insecure individuals. I just do my best to brush off the negative feelings I experience, as they serve no purpose.
When I saw this quote, it made me smile in its wisdom and simplicity. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” Yes! That’s it.
Thank you Steve for saying this. Thank you John for sharing. May this have the same positive influence on you that it has had on me.
Now let’s see what my fellow bloggers have to share on this month’s topic.
Until next time, I continue to aspire to be more as an artist and a person….oh yes, I am going to be so good, I cannot be ignored.
January’s Why I do what I do is: I have a strong need to grow and learn.
“Fear of failure becomes fear
of success for those who never
try anything new.”
Excerpt From: Wayne W. Dyer. “Everyday Wisdom for Success.” iBooks. https://itun.es/us/tASfx.l
Pictured are a few of my metalsmithing failures. Designs gone awry, melted bezels, solder globs, poor execution. Not everything I try works. Yet, I LEARN from those failures and improve, because I am willing to try new things. Someone once told me that if you didn’t make any mistakes, it just means you weren’t trying hard enough. These mishaps make me a better artist. When you fall down, brush off the dirt, get up and move on.
Now let’s see what my fellow bloggers have shared:
I continue to aspire to me more as an artist and a person.