Since landing a full time job as a designer I’ve found it harder and harder to want to work on projects of my own after a long day of sitting in front of a computer screen. I’ve been telling myself over and over again that I will start on all of these personal projects I’ve been thinking up but the motivation is lost so easily when I see my comfy bed when I walk through the door. Regardless of how tired I’m feeling I realize that I need to continuously push myself. I won’t get anywhere by letting myself burn out. Yes, it’s a good thing to relax every now and again but if I want to reach my goals and continue to learn I need to take action. I need to keep on creating.
Like I said in a previous post I’ve been practicing calligraphy. I have daydreams of taking on fun hand lettering projects and when I told Aaron that today he made such a good point, why am I not showcasing that work? He’s completely right. I don’t have a portfolio showcasing any of that work because I’ve been holding myself back with excuses of “I’m not good enough” and “I’m too tired.” I’ve become so complacent that I’m not pushing myself to learn and grow. And that sucks to think about.
So what I’m trying to say is push yourself. I’ve come to the harsh realization that my goals aren’t going to be met by sitting around or sleeping. Goals will be met with hard work and motivation. So cheers to that. I’m going to be spending this weekend writing out all of my goals and setting deadlines for myself. The only way to get shit handled is to actually do something about it.