Why WIP (work-in-progress) pics are beautiful!

Sometimes when you're creating something, you might want to skip the in-between stage of figuring everything out and having everything in their perfect position right away.

 

It can be frustrating and unsatisfying to see a work in progress. 

You become impatient and want to get to the destination asap. You want to see the end of the tunnel. You want the piece to be finished.

I'm here to tell you that the journey to your destination might even be sweeter, if you see all the things that you learn along the way.

 

The new experiences that mold you and grow you as a person are beautiful.

 

In this video, you'll see the work in progress of a painting I'm doing for the Schadel family. It shows how they've grown as a team living in Princeton. As I paint them, I am reminded of our own journeys and the growth we experience as we do new things.

 

I love looking at progress pictures of paintings, because I see the development and the growth of a piece.

Developments happen in your life all the time. Take a step back and recount the growth that has taken place in the last few days.

Here's what I learned this past week:

  • Have fewer, but deeper relationship.
  • One bad day or week is not the end of the world.
  • Enjoy the person right in front of you and get to know them.
  • Laughing is essential in my life.
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
— Arthur Ashe

 

BIG PICTURE

Realize you're on a journey! It's ok not to have everything figured out. Meanwhile...open your eyes to the new things you are learning.

 

ACTION STEP

Think about the journey you traveled from Monday to Friday. What's one thing you have learned? Post in the comments below.