A while ago I read a great quote, by Leonardo Da Vinci, that says, “…people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

There are numerous times that I’ve held myself back due to procrastination. It’s nobody’s fault but my own for not following through with things left undone, especially when it comes to my artwork. But, I have managed to have a brighter outlook, and I’m vivaciously working toward completing my new goals.

You don’t want to be your own biggest downfall. You can’t be afraid of failure, and you can’t be afraid to fail if you haven’t tried.

FYI, I’m the person that will do loads of research before getting started on a new venture. And of course, I’ll stumble over text that will stand out and make me rethink everything about my “bright idea”. But, then I have to remember to not be afraid to take risks.

Stop finding excuses to not get things done and just do it! Once you have outlined what it is that you’re jumping into, it’s time for you to make your move. You should know better than anyone else your strengths and weaknesses. You’ve done the research. You’ve studied the greats. What’s holding you back now?

Try completing something you started but found an excuse not to finish. Today, I challenge you to jump over the roadblock that’s holding you back from running full steam ahead.

Your time is now!

Thank you for reading. Please comment and share with your friends and family.

– Crystal Iman

Ps. It’s great to be resourceful, but don’t share your ideas or aspirations with everyone. Practice some discretion. There will be people in life that aren’t always happy for you – just being honest.


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