From Tine and Studio Friday,
They say don't ever look back nor dwell on things for too long, one is supposed to instead just move on, eyes straight ahead focused on one's goal.
BUT...here's the but... while it is certainly true to not look back and dwell on the negative events it is one of the best things one can do, to look back... but on the positive things and see how far you have come!!! On one of my Internet surfs I came across this simple truth on the Salad website written by Jamie Smart;
"The people who are happy and fulfilled measure their progress by comparing where they are against where they’ve come from. The people who are stressed and dissatisfied measure progress by comparing where they are against their ideals.
Just think about that for a moment.
The happy, fulfilled people look at how far they’ve come.
The unhappy, dissatisfied people look at how far they have to go to reach an ideal. "
So yes, big A-HA moment... let's do exactly this and take a look at what you started out with on your creative endeavor and all those magnificent things you have accomplished since then. I am sure you are in for a surprise and it will inspire you in a new way altogether. So let's celebrate our accomplishments this Friday!!!
For me this is a very cyclical affair. I seem to have come full circle with my creative endeavors, everything old is new again....so while I continue to grow creatively I pull from my past to get there and hopefully learn from the things that did not serve me well. I think it's still important to have goals, to have that long view to reach for.
What creative accomplishments are you celebrating?