Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sustenance. Diligence.

Totally slackin on posting photos from my Easter/Bday weekend. Know a lot of Arians out there whose birthdays just past or are coming up soon so Happy Birthday to all! Many young adults feel like hittin your early to mid 20's is nerve wracking, what with the new responsibilities and obligations. It's an adjustment for sure and I'm definitely the last person who can claim to be responsible. But I'm passionate. And I know passion doesn't get you all the way but it's a start.

Passion is an interesting spirit. It invokes a certain fire we need to get us going. My celestial siblings know about fire all too well. It is what keeps us moving. But when that inspiration dims we tend to slow down to an almost glacial pace. The fury is frozen; the motivation grows stale, and we tend to drop what we start as quickly as we took it up. I bumped into a good friend (another April birthday baby and budding actress) at the train station (Newkirk HOLLA!) and we got into a conversation about inspiration. I posed a question to her about how she thinks inspiration can be sustained. And after some therapeutic dialogue we came to the two pillars of success; Stimulation and Discipline. In all... DILIGENCE. Wiki says:

Diligence is a zealous and careful nature in one's actions and work. Decisive work ethic. Budgeting one's time; monitoring one's own activities to guard against laziness. Putting forth full concentration in one's work. Dilligence is usually promoted in work places. It is one of the seven Holy Virtues.

Good at passion but when it comes to discipline there is a serious struggle. I have realized in these past months that my real challenge is not the art itself but the discipline it takes to sustain productivity. Ok, acknowledged! Now, let's move! But...with deliberate commitment. 

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