Thing 1: Getting better at stuff is hard
Thing 2: Yes
Thing 1: It's REALLY hard
Thing 2: Yes
Thing 1: And the more I try, the more I'm aware of SO MANY imperfections
Thing 2: True
Thing 1: Maybe I should give up
Thing 2: Would that make you happy?
Thing 1 looks up
Thing 1 looks down
Thing 1: No
Thing 2: You might have to forgive yourself for not being perfect instead
Thing 1: Doh!
Thing 2: Tee hee
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4 thoughts on “Really Hard, Self Forgiveness and Creativity (Comic #668)”
I saw a great video a while back, “how to be a great beginner” (Cathy Hays on youtube). This reminded me of that.
I tell myself with sewing and baking and other crafts the same thing I told myself when I started doing Aikido twenty years ago, “it doesn’t matter if you’re good at it, you’re just going to do it, no matter what. And it doesn’t matter how dumb you look in the meantime, you’re going to learn. Being good at it can wait till later.”
Wonderful advice! 🙂
I found this tremendously encouraging. The “will giving up make you happy?” line especially resonates. Thanks for putting this message out into the world!
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