My mom has been telling me this for years. I didn’t listen. How possibly could she have known my flaws better than I did? Boy, was I wrong.
My mom told me I was lazy. I didn’t realize just how lazy I was until now. I am über-lazy. I don’t like to start new projects. It is painful to finish the ones I am working on. I don’t like to put away my art supplies neatly so I can easily access them later and not trip over small piles of misplaced items in my studio. I start reading a lot of fascinating art industry articles and hardly ever finish any. I can live without a shower for a long… alarmingly long time. I don’t like wasting time on preparing food, so I am often settling for eating just separate ingredients.
However, I have a redeeming quality to counterbalance extreme laziness – I am hyper competitive! I live to constantly outdo myself. I am very persistent. I can account for only two things I gave up on in my life: learning to play piano in grade school and passing GMAT test. I consider giving up to be a personal failure. My competitive spirit is what drives me to get out of bed every day.
Why are you reading this miniature introspective?
Well, you are reading this because I confess – giving up is not an option. There is so much more art in me and it must come out on paper otherwise it will make my brain explode. I made a promise to myself and I am now bound by an agreement with myself. I truly indulge in this unlikely catalyst. I must create more art.
What is your flaw and how do you counterbalance it? Chime in.