I was watching a show about these two designers…their works of art have been shown in very famous museums in the United States and around the world.
In the conversation they were asked to define art per se. She said, spirit, and he said vision. But one phrase stood out more than anything else during the interview. He said, and she agreed that without discipline, they would both be nowhere. Sometimes he is assigned by a major store to produce illustrations to go along with some of the clothing designed by his wife and other designers. He stated that he just sits with nothing in mind, and starts doodling and eventually something starts to happen and before he knows it, voila! there is the foundation of the piece he keeps on working on until it is finished.
I thought about this and agreed with them. Without discipline there won’t be any food prepared, any children taken care of, any careers finished, or even a thought taken to its final stages. If I wouldn’t have sat at the keyboard, you would not have the opportunity to read this posting. Even to be a good person, you must have discipline.
If we really analyze this phenomenon…nothing would ever get accomplished if someone does not commit to the discipline needed to take any task to its finished version.
Everything, and I mean everything major that was ever accomplished is due to the people involved having the discipline to start and take it to the finished level.
I know it is not easy, but in the time it takes to think about something, I should really start with the motions of doing it. It would snowball just like everything else in life.
So…it was today…10 October, 2011…a day to make a decision about being disciplined enough to take it to the end.
Your Happy Contessa
“Life is half spent before we know what it is.” George Herbert, Welsh born, English poet. 3 April, 1593 – 1 March, 1633.