101 things about me

Sunday, 3 August 2008

This is my trade secret...

Whatever you can do,
or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius,
power and magic in it.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

If you want to be creative.
Get going and live creatively.
Get on with it...
This is my trade secret.

Do not procrastinate.

If you have a dream.
Start living it.
If you aren't sure what it is you want to do...
start the ball rolling and do SOMETHING!
ANYTHING to start the momentum.

Things grow when they are cultivated and given a little TLC.
If you want to follow a different path or make a change, you can't do it standing still.
Be Bold. Be Brave. And as Goethe says in the above quote... begin it.

The theme for this weeks "This is..." came from Amelia at bollewangenhaptoet. The "This is..." meme was started by the very creative Angela of Three Buttons fame.

19 comments:

Sherrin said...

Lovely post Jacinta... beautiful thoughts and advice. :o) And a lovely pic as well... did you take it?

Serena said...

What an amazing photo !!!

cindy said...

I really liked this post. I have only just started but I could really relate to the "just start sentiment." I never even knew that I had some of these ideas until I started getting some down on paper. I should add a warning that once you start it is hard to turn the mind off.

one little acorn said...

I should say, this is not my photo (unfortunately!) I think I got it off The Age website, or maybe it was emailed to me... in any case it is so beautiful, I thought it would be nice to include it on this post.

Leni and Rose said...

Great photo and an amazing post! Very inspiring actually!!!

Linda said...

this is so inspiring....thank you!

Nikki said...

Absolutely perfect. Don't keep that one a secret - it should be shouted from rooftops!!

CurlyPops said...

Great post.....I especially loved

'If you want to be creative.
Get going and live creatively.
Get on with it...'

Sometimes you just have to take the time to do exactly what you want.

kate said...

Wow this is such a lovely post, my favorite so far. This is exactly what I needed to hear today, at the moment I've spent so much time procrastinating and just not knowing what I want to do and you are absolutely right! I love it :)

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

That is such a beautiful post!

Amelia said...

absolutely! and i find that creativity is self-perpetuating. once you start the ideas just multiply and you find that you have too many!

Annalisa Backlund said...

Lovely quotes - and so true!

Sasparilla Sue said...

shI love your post. But I have such a hard time with the "do not procrastinate" part! I'm working on it.

Jenny said...

Oh yes for sure-very wise wordlovely photo too.

Lilli boo said...

Another beautifully written, thoughtful and inspiring post. I have now had time to sit down tonight and read! and yours is one that definitely resonates. The photo is amazing too! Thanks Jacinta.

AnastasiaC said...

Beautiful! we all need to follow this advice...its so easy to lose track and get discouraged...

AnastasiaC said...

Hey Ive tagged you over at my blog...you can play along if you like!

Maureen said...

Lovely, Cinta. We usually forget most of that till someone, like you, reminds us - reminds me. Hugs.

Dees said...

Such a beautiful post again,I love what you have written.thank you for sharing and making me smile!