A few of my Disney colleagues attended a painting workshop that was taught by Jedi Master Dan McCaw.
One of them (I’ll call him Joe) was expressing how hard it is to find time to do personal work and grow artistically while managing the demands of life, career and family etc…
Someone suggested that Joe wake up an hour or two earlier each day to make room for painting, sketching and other types of personal artistic growth and expression. Joe had tried in the past to do exactly that but had not found the motivation.
Allegedly, Mr. McCaw said to him: “It’s because your desire has not yet outweighed your frustration.”
Now Joe gets up an hour or two early on most weekdays and even on weekends to paint the view from his back yard. It’s accessible, it’s consistent and he’s making some beautiful paintings.
While I don’t recommend doing anything physically/ emotionally/ relationally unhealthy, the point is, as we grow up, we take on more responsibilities and so we have to become less accidental and more intentional with our time.
What frustrations are all too familiar to you? How can you make time and find motivation?
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