Dare to Live

“One must work and dare if one really wants to live.” — Vincent Van Gogh

There’s not a whole lot that separates you from the people you admire.

Everyone’s unique, of course.

They got where they are by putting in the work, figuring things out as they went, and daring to do the things that scared them.

Anything worth doing has fear and nervousness close by. This is a sign we should follow, not avoid.

Question: What’s something bold and courageous you need to do today?

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1099

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Creative Capacity

“The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.”


Building skill takes time, but the nice thing about creativity is that you can still create while you are developing. Sure, it might not be at the level you want, but don’t worry, because honing yourself at your current level is what’s going to push you higher.

If you’re just starting out, know this—

Anyone is capable of creativity.

And the thing about creativity is it comes in many flavors, not just art.

Imitate the greats

You’ll find that you can’t quite do what they do (did) but in the process of imitation, you’ve created your own original way of doing things.

Focus on getting better today.

As you increase your skills, you’ll notice that your previous work kinda sucks. You’ll notice the flaws and mistakes, but that’s natural. It’s a sign that you are moving forward, versus stagnating.

Question: Is there anything you aren’t doing but wish you were because you think you aren’t ready or don’t have the skills yet?

Action: What’s one thing you can do today to challenge yourself and push your skills a little higher?

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1082 ☕️

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