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I'm so mad right now...

Jul. 11th, 2006 | 08:22 am
mood: infuriatedinfuriated

I see another lie. "If you try and try again, you will succeed."

What utter bullshit. You know, I'm so sick of this lie I have decided to personally challenge it...today.

All right from this day forth every day for a YEAR, I am going to draw something and put effort into it. That's right. Me, a non-visual aritst. And I can guarantee that by the end of the 365 days, I will not only be no better, but I will be worse at any artistic endeavors than when I started. I am so confident that I vow that I do manage to improve significantly after a year, then I will no longer claim to be untalented.

That's right. I'm that confident.

And yes, I'll publish the results on a weekly basis. Just not under this webspace, but on some other space I'll tell you all about privately.

I will prove the lie to be a LIE.

Those are the conditions! Off to the drawing board.

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from: evil_kieben
date: Jul. 11th, 2006 05:22 pm (UTC)

You know that cliche definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results.

If you keep doing something that you KNOW you are not good at, then the result is always going to be the same. Rather put your efforts into something you ARE good at. If I sit down and say "OK, today I am going to draw something and expect it to be good" when I already know that I can't draw, then I'm just fooling myself.

But if I sit down and say "OK, today I am going to write something and expect it to be good" then there is a better chance of success because I am a much better writer than I am a drawer.

Not everyone can write a webcomic. I know I'd probably get one or two episodes down and then run out of ideas for about a year. Take pride in the things that you can do instead of worrying about the things that you can't do.

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The Power of Positive Thinking

from: nangbaby
date: Jul. 12th, 2006 02:04 am (UTC)

You run out of ideas? I have plenty of ideas...too many in fact. Sure they're all bad, but they're still there.

But anyway, I've tried that with writing. What ends up happening is that despite putting a positive spin on my thinking that what comes out is so awful, that I delete the nonsenical words in a fit of anger. So I give up.

But now I'm so mad, I actually can't give up. In a sense, my anger has me thinking positively about this issue. And don't they say of thinking positive is trying new things, not giving up, practice makes perfect? One of three things will happen -- I will give up before the year is up (very likely), I will be no better and prove my point (somewhat possible), or I will actually get better and feel better about myself for improving.

BTW, if anyone gets on AIM, I'll show people what I did for today.

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