Friday, October 5, 2012

Rejoicing in the everyday

“I love your stuff”, I told a friend.
“I’m holding an exhibition next month”, she replied. “Let’s see what the response is like.”
Yes, selling your creation is the ultimate achievement, but we all know how difficult that could be.
“I too hope it goes off well”, I told her. “But regardless of whether you sell anything or not, you are a very talented artist.”

But somehow, that seemed not enough. She wanted public adulation, and nothing short of that would suffice. Isn’t it sad how people measure themselves by the goals they achieve, instead of rejoicing in everyday victories?

Don't wait till you have reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take towards reaching that goal.
This is the fourth year that I am going to be a part of NaBloWriM. The Plan is to elaborate (in 100 words) on a quote that touched my heart- let's see how far this takes me. If I can tie it in with the writing prompt, so much the better!


SueAnn Lommler said...

It is a wonderful feeling to have someone actually purchase something you have made! But the process is far more rewarding!

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - As always, such good and important food for thought. The joy in creating makes one's work that much better, anyway.

Natasha said...

@ SueAnn- I too would love it if someone buys something I create, because it means that it has touched another life. But the process is more rewarding, isn't it?

@ Margot- it does, doesn't it?


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