Twenty years from now, you'll be more disappointed by the things you didn't do
than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bow lines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
I'm proud to be a contributor to the Marathon Press blog, along with a number of other members of the imaging community. I shared this post a while back, and it's so relevant.
It's a quick post starting with the hope that you let that quote from Mark Twain sink in a little. It makes sense to take time here and there to ponder and think about things you want to do to grow your business and your skill set as an artist.
This is where it might be time to build your business bucket list! I love the concept, but so many of us have it all in our heads rather than written down. When you write things down, they become more real.
We all have things we hope to do someday, but we rarely consider business goals beyond growing the business, increasing revenue, etc. So, regardless of how absurd or extravagant ideas might seem today, writing them down moves them out of "wish" mode and closer to reality.
On the personal side of "no regrets," my old buddy Duncan MacNab told us a week before he passed away, "I have no regrets. I did it all when I was younger." Life is too short - don't wait to chase your dreams.
Go for it! Kick back a little and think about things you want to do to build your business and expand your creativity. There are no rules and no guidelines: explore, dream, and discover.
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.