I’ve been pondering the past few weeks a lot about little stuff.
We get so distracted in our everyday life. Some of it is just part of life and out of our control. All the noise around us is so loud.
Let’s be honest here though, a lot of it is a self-inflicted distraction and using “I’m busy” as a badge of honor. I’m just as guilty of doing this. I found myself installing a new ceiling light in our hallway last week and organizing my studio (again), instead of working on my art and meeting deadlines.
It’s good to remember that it works both ways. The little lazy stuff we do adds up to us doing a whole lot of nothing. But when it’s a painting, or working out or a passion project of any sort, it only takes a little bit at a time to show results.
Art is a great example of this. I often only have 1-2 hours here and there to paint. Most of my day is filled with admin work, being a dad, and necessary busy-work and random life stuff. But it’s those 1-2 hours that add up to a career.
It’s amazing how much you can accomplish with just 15 minutes here and there. Just this morning I worked on my book for ten minutes before the kids woke up. It’s sort of a joke to write a book like that, but 289 pages so far shows me how you can accomplish anything with slow and steady progress.
It’s the journey and the lessons you learn that matter. Wishing you a great weekend. Happy Fathers’ Dad to my fellow Dads!!