I've long been a fan of the Quotable product line. I have a journal that says: Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly. I have a magnet with a Churchill quote: When you're going through hell, keep going. The folks there find some pretty darned compelling quotes, to be sure.
I was in a fabulously cute boutique/gallery in Louisville this past weekend and walked by the card rack and this one stopped me in my tracks. Fear of failure is the number one wrench thrown into my works all my life. And I don't think I'm alone... to some degree most all of us fear failure, or worse, fear success.
So, I wonder how many of know the heart-answer to this question? And how many of us are actually living / doing whatever it is, regardless of the potential for failure? Of course there is no guarantee. Ever. But, if I'm totally honest, the ideas that float along on the fringes of my mind are going to change my life view - hopefully the way I spend my time each day.
On 37 days, Patti Digh, author of the blog and new book titled Life is a Verb, asks, What would we be doing today if we had 37 days left to live? Another eye opener; and, though this isn't an entirely new concept it is fresher in the world of mixed media and art. I've ordered the book - her favorite book list and mine criss-cross, so I'm sure I'll love her writing and I can't wait to see the work of the artists included on the pages. And, even though I'm 'middle' aged, past the early, planning years, I think I'll spend the weekend pondering, to see how honest I can be.