There is nothing like a DEADLINE to force me into ACTION. With the prize being the COMPLETION of a Project! Why is that? Why do I put myself in this position time and time again? It would seem that the pressure of the deadline forces me to 'let go' of the outcome and let creativity take over. Do you do this to yourself as well? Is this a normal practice of an artists journey?
Earlier this fall, I made a commitment to myself to complete an online class of six weeks. When I clicked the "BUY NOW" button, I KNEW in my heart that the timing was probably not good for me. However, the subject matter was so compelling that I thought somehow I would MAKE TIME to do the assignments.
I started the course with the best of intentions when my family/home life got in the way of my progress. The details of our move, settling into our new space, and creating a memorable Holiday Season for my family took all the energy that I could muster. So the PROJECT was put on hold.
At midnight tonight the course goes off line. Therefore, I was compelled to take action NOW. I spent this day with my iPad, watching videos and taking notes be able to complete the assignments on my own timeline. Is this what is meant by 'crash course'?
Today I am grateful for DEADLINES. Self imposed or otherwise, they seem to push me into taking action.
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