One the best pieces of advice that was given to me when I was teenager was, “Just Do It”.
It doesn’t matter if you fail, or fall on your face. You still attempted to do something you’ve never done before. You had an experience that you can write about, you can learn from, you can share. Do it anyway.
Don’t doubt yourself. You will always have people who will try to prevent you from your attempt. Don’t add to the list of nay-sayers. And do it anyway.
Don’t worry if you don’t think you have everything you need in your attempt. You will never have everything you need. Do it anyway.
If you have FEAR, remember two things. One is that FEAR is an acronym that stands for F*ck Everything And Run. You might feel that way. So just acknowledge the FEAR and do it anyway.
Recently I attended a class on art marketing. Didn’t know what to expect nor did I know it was going to be four hours long.
I learned much about what to expect in this field and how to further define my some of goals. Later on, we will look into advertising, esp. on the Internet.
The instructor provided us with some links to illustrate some of his points.
The following is from one those links. It’s titled “Sol Lewitt’s Advice To Eva Hesse: Don’t Worry About Cool, Make Your Own Uncool”. Here is except from one of his letters, and reflects the same philosophy.
“Just stop thinking, worrying, looking over your shoulder wondering, doubting, fearing, hurting, hoping for some easy way out, struggling, grasping, confusing, itching, scratching, mumbling, bumbling, grumbling, humbling, stumbling, numbling, rumbling, gambling, tumbling, scumbling, scrambling, hitching, hatching, bitching, moaning, groaning, honing, boning, horse-shitting, hair-splitting, nit-picking, piss-trickling, nose sticking, ass-gouging, eyeball-poking, finger-pointing, alleyway-sneaking, long waiting, small stepping, evil-eyeing, back-scratching, searching, perching, besmirching, grinding, grinding, grinding away at yourself. Stop it and just DO!”
The entire letter can be found at: