January 6, 2011

Notes to Myself

1. Don't try to keep up with anyone but yourself.

2. Don't compare yourself to others - relish in your uniqueness.

3. Don't worry about coming up with new ideas. They will happen when you give yourself time to play.

4. Dream bigger than you have before.

5. Focus on what you can offer, not on what you don't have.

6. You will not fall behind everyone else, you are doing exactly what you should be at this moment.

7. Don't be too guarded, life brings amazing things when you are open to new possibilities.

8. It's not a competition, it's a journey. Fellow artists are not competitors, they are travel companions.

9. You have 8-10 hours to work a day, not 12-16. Your business will not fall apart if you work humane hours.

10. Water will not pour from an empty jar, make sure you fill your soul with inspiration and give yourself time to relax. BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

28 comments:

maryharding said...

Absolutely wonderful. Could be advice as well.

Janice said...

Beautifully said! Sometimes we do need these gentle reminders.

peacockfairy said...

Great advice - I am taking it to heart.

Courtney said...

I love this, thank you!

Lunes said...

Wow this is so very very true. I am going to print this out and pin it on my board.
Thanks
Kylee

rosebud101 said...

Sage wisdom, Heather! Thank you for sharing!

Spirited Earth said...

Thanks for sharing these thoughts..these are gems to keep in mind all year long.

WondrousStrange said...

Beautiful...and taken to heart:)

kelleysbeads said...

Good reminders for us all. Thanks Heather!

BlueAntiquities said...

Heather, I love this inspiring message! You have done so much with your business and beads. I'm amazed!
Thank you for the wonderful words this morning!
Laura

Penny said...

Thanks Heather, great words of wisdom to live by. I am going to print it off to for a daily reminder.

beadologist said...

Beautifully put, Heather. Thank you for sharing.

Carol B said...

I'm also going to print this out for reminders! Thank you and Happy New Year!

Carol B said...

I'd like to suggest an addition that I'm paraphrasing from a recent Carolyn Hax column: Identify those who work to impede your progress and minimize contact with them.

Jenny said...

In addition to Carol B's very wise words, may I offer:

Remember that no one is going to read your resume at your funeral. Refuse to let yourself be defined by a job title. A job is just money to use to fund your passions... such as jewelry. Oh, and put a little food on the table and pay a few bills. (And if you're making a living doing creative work, you can except yourself to this rule... a little. But it's still more important to be a good person than a great jewelry designer.) But a job title is a particularly lousy to define a human being. You are so much more!

mairedodd said...

absolutely positively perfect!

TesoriTrovati said...

Are you sure that these words are only for you, my dear? Are you sure that you weren't speaking to me, just a little? I will be printing this out and posting it above my work table... a manifesto of creativity for the new year.
Thank you for this.
Ever the inspiration.
Enjoy the day.
Erin

DebbieC said...

Hi Heather - awesome words love - very inspirational. Am a new follower to your blog and have to say a huge fan of your gorgeous beads. Have a great year.

Heidi said...

This post came just in time. I consider it a little light at the end of a long, dark tunnel I've been traveling through. Thank you!

Alice said...

Lovely words of wisdom to live by. Thanks for sharing!

Copper Diem said...

lovely thoughts!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Every word true! I think you've inspired all of us! XO

Pretty Things said...

This is a great post, but.... I can't imagine you doubting your work. At all. Really. I mean, really.

Sweetwater Designs said...

thank you for the very wise reminders~

Nerissa Alford said...

Wow, Heather! These are wonderful. I'm working on Affirmations & these are such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing

lynsey said...

wonderful, well spoken words Heather, i could do with following a few of those my self

Beverly Herman said...

I felt like you were talking to me too! You are a very wise daughter!

Tejae: Heart Shaped Art said...

lovely words, really touched my heart today.