Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Momentum (or lack thereof)

Well, after a wonderful time with family, I am having a hard time getting back on course. Part of that might be that not everyone is gone yet. Even though Jeff is in Montana right now, he's kind of still here and I'm looking forward to seeing him for a short time before he heads back to his life on the east coast.

I feel strangely at loose ends even though I have a million things I could be doing, but I ran across this quote and I thought I would share it with you. It resonated with me because of some conversations I have had with Kate about blazing a new trail, particularly in the art business. We talked about the fact that the road we are blazing can be filled with ideas that don't work out, mediocre responses to work that we thought did work out, and even outright failures. In a traditional job you get constant feedback in the form of payment if nothing else. It is challenging to keep in mind that the success we're looking for is often at the end of a long, long path of little or no positive feedback, but that that path was necessary to get us to the place where something really positive happens.

The quote encouraged me; maybe it will hold something for you too:

"Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down". Charles F. Kettering.

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