“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt.”
-The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, Sylvia Plath
We all have different likes and dislikes, when one of us may love poetry the other might love music. When one prefers having a good time the other might prefer working towards its own goals. We are different individual’s after all. I always thought of myself as someone of a calibre to draw stick figures and the sun at the corner of the page.. or behind the triangles a.k.a to my childish imaginative mind, mountains.
The vacation of 2017 proved me wrong..
I was at the grocery shop a couple of days before I left for my trip to my hometown. Thinking about how bored I would be for nearly 55-ish days. I walked up the aisle which housed stationery just as a routine check for any novels that might catch my eye as books were also stacked at a corner. Finding none I was bored out of my bones and I found myself looking through some art supplies and thought to myself that maybe this could be fun if i tried to play around with it because I had nothing to do (btw, my wifi router had betrayed me by giving up its last breath in the form of signals but it was my only friend in this lonely house so yea, forgiven)
So, I started small and brought a pack of primary colors and the standard white and black poster paints along with suitable brushes.
Then I got working with it, playing around with it and having the best time ever.
Week 1– I painted a minion. No blending. No techniques. Easy.
Week 2– I tried drawing random objects I could find.
Week 3– Started landscapes after hours of youtube tutorials and experimentation’s with different blends of colors, this happened :-
Not exactly a Picasso kind of work of art but I like the aesthetics.
What I want to HIGHLIGHT is that this painting up there was pulled by someone who never dreamt of creating anything but stick figures. In short. We underestimate ourselves so much that we loose the passion, that fire inside us to create something or try some new roads.
This principle can be applied in our social lives too. Many famous women in our society rose to their success and goals after tedious hardwork and countless battles with society and it’s ill minds. When there is a mind without the presence of self doubt, there is a mind with the goal of success.
The human mind is one with many weaknesses, self doubt included. Some of the most famous personalities who reached their successes after battling their own minds would be numerous. Starting with Ellen DeGeneres to J.K Rowling to Terry Bradshaw and the infamous Abraham Lincoln.
And suppose your passion is animals or creating stuff or vehicles or whatever it may be. What counts is how passionate you are. How passionate will you be to fight to do what you love to do despite the social norms or whatever might be holding you back. And in case none of this pep talk works.. Then what about this case..
Here is my compilation of the 5 BIGGEST regrets people have in their lives after consulting varies sites from Forbes to BussinessInsider.
1) “I wish I pursued my dreams and aspirations, and not the life others expected of me.”
2) “I wish I had let myself be happier since happiness is a choice not a state.”
3) “I regret not choosing to spend more time with my parents.”
4) “I wish I cared less about what other’s think.”
5) “I wish I didn’t hold back my feelings.”
And there you go. That pretty much sums up everything I wanted to address in today’s blogpost. And to sign it off here is Zoeeeey to keep things less serious.
smh.. now that was tiring.
Here is a list of all the links I’ve referred for collecting the material for this blogpost: