The Last Number in the Combination

I read a wonderful quote today by Jim Rohn about motivation and finding that last number in the combination to passionate practice.

Jim Rohn (Leading an Inspired Life) tells us that integrating life-changing ideas into your life is a bit like figuring out a combination lock.

“Ideas can change your life. And sometimes all you need is just one more good idea in a series of good ideas. It’s like dialing the numbers of a combination lock. After you’ve dialed five or six numbers, the lock may not come open. But you probably don’t need five or six more numbers. Maybe you need just one more number, one more idea. Maybe a seminar or a sermon can provide it. The lyrics from a song could do it. The dialogue from a movie could do it. Conversation with a friend might do it. If you keep your eyes and ears open, you’ll find that one last idea you need.

Once you find that idea, the lock comes open, and there’s the door for you to walk through. Just one more idea, no matter where you get it, may be all you need to open that door of opportunity.”

Jim Rohn

This is perfect for daily art practice proof.

Your big ideas can come from anywhere. Sometimes it just takes one little spark to ignite motivation and passion.

Let’s show up for those time by being present with our daily creative practices.

Like Twyla Tharp and Stephen King, let’s create the room and time to hold space for our muse or luck to show up and give us some magic. Let’ prepare our brains with practice and work to know when those opportunities present themselves.

Fandom Fitness Drawing

Not much work on Snape’s face this morning but the work have did do really made a positive impact. I softened up his face and turned the form much more. Now I need to check-in on the likeness of Alan Rickman.

Serverus Snape Drawing

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The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.


5 Minute Gestures

Today’s exercise from the The Natural Way to Draw book is one minute gestures for 15 minutes but I did 5 minute gestures and worked hard on simplification of the form.

5 minute gestures

What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

I love showing up every day and getting closer and closer to that last number in the combination that will move me even further into motivation and passion!

What needs work? What did you learn?

Stay on task! What’s important now!

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

I have a movement timer that goes off every 20 minutes, that is perfect for checking on what is most important.

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