Friday 23 September 2011

It Doesn't Have to Be Perfect by Ginny Lennox

“Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace, and power in it." Goethe

I’ve looked at the above picture over and over again and each time I did all I could see was what was wrong with it. Today, I looked at it through the words of Goethe’s quote that I read in chapter three of The Artist’s Way. The flower is just beginning to bloom. Although it is not perfect, there is magic, grace, and power in what is happening.

Sometimes it is hard to start something new or to share our work with the world. Just like the flower above, our idea might not be completely ready but there has to be a first step, a beginning, and that beginning does not have to be perfect. The flower is standing up tall but it twists and turns just a little. New ventures are like that. They are going to be almost ready to bloom but there will always be twists and turns that we don’t expect. When you believe in yourself, your ideas, and your dreams those twists and turns can be filled with magic, grace, and power just like the flower. Do you have something you would like to begin? Let’s all take that first step and then share it with the world. I know it will make a difference not only to you but to someone else who is also just getting ready to bloom.

Ginny Lennox believes that each and every day is filled with special moments. On her blog Special Moments In Time she encourages everyone to recognize and celebrate their own special moments. Ginny also believes that we are all creative and talented people. In her workshops, All About Me and Circle of Dreams, Ginny shares ways to discover your talents.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Ginny! I agree--it's people's (and flowers') uniqueness that makes them "perfect"! I think of children, or of anyone we love--we don't love them because they conform to some ideal, but because their own idiosyncrasies and quirks make them so wonderful. Our projects are just like that.