Doing What You Want

There is a price of admission to do what you want.

Time

Money

Energy

Work

Time is what everyone has but doesn’t consider. We can always make time, because no matter what we are doing what we think is most important. It’s not that you don’t have time, you just don’t have time for everything.

Money; money is the whole world helping you to do what you want. The whole economy is based on you. Here is how, you don’t want to spend time building a canvas, mixing pigment into paint, or putting together hair to make a paint brush. People do those things for a living and they handle the distribution. So, they can get it to you. Money is getting that work at a fraction of the time and effort. Spend your money wisely. You don’t need as much as you think.

Energy is the blood pumping through your veins. It is breath you breath in. It is the food you eat and the calories you burn. It is limited. You and I need to have fuel in the tank. We need to take care of our bodies. More important than that is our minds. The unseen ghost that lights up our brains. We need to rest, to let it play, stress will destroy the energy you have to do what you want. You may have the time and money, but if you are stressed, *overweight, drained all the time, you might not be able to do what you want.

Work; most games, sports, or anything we do as play is work. Gardening, painting, writing, video games, crossword puzzles, running, cross fit, decorating, dancing, yoga, drawing, videography, photography, reading, even watching tv is a job for someone. Someone is doing those things for a living. Work isn’t the worst thing in the world. But what work does is it builds the skills you need to become unstoppable. For example; you go from drawing a stick figure, then get on to shapes, then to shade, and then to texture, and then you put them together, then you start to learn about color, dimensions, and before you know it you are creating worlds never seen. The work of being an artist doesn’t stop there, but that is a good enough example.

So, pay the price, get to do what you want. Admission isn’t free.

*Side Note: I don’t believe in body shaming, I also don’t condone being overweight as a lifestyle choice. It’s detrimental to a person’s health and should be taken serious. We live in a world of processed food and low to no natural mobility, we are set up to fail. We all don’t have to be models, but we should all make it to where playing with kids doesn’t wear us out.  The more it becomes the norm the harder it is for someone to change their eating habit. You don’t even have to go to the gym to be fit. Sorry for this long side note, this is something that has been a part of my life personally. My drivers license looks like a fat Elvis, and I think about how only one person, just told it like it was, “Wow, you got fat.” And for the last five years plus, I have been working on it. Failing, then getting after it, then failing, then getting after it. Tying your shoes shouldn’t wind you because your gut is pushing the air out of your lungs (personal experience). Side note over.

I was tempted to cut this, but then I thought, maybe someone needs to hear this.