Do you want to be good at what you do and survive, or be a master and leave a great legacy? The choice is always yours. These are my questions for myself this morning as I ponder the next steps in my life.
When I do a local art show I get so many great comments! I also get a lot of great comments about the life I have lived, and some who know the full story, think that I could live on the side of the road for the rest of my life and still be a hero, which is why I had to move away! More needs to be expected of me, from my inner self and from those who surround me. My biggest dream is to be great! I want to paint, draw, design something so novel, so beautiful, so futuristic that it sets a new tone for the world. How do I do that? Well, I can tell you that I have one idea, and that one idea is good enough to start my engine. The idea is that we haven’t even tapped into the great possibilities of what there is left to be created in this world. We, as a global race, are still in the dark ages. While jails are being filled with beautiful human beings, while other beautiful people are scraping the floors for their survival, while the few on top get to abuse the rest of us, there is a battle to fight and it’s not going to be fought by last century’s standards and ideology.
Last century was about them being bad and us being good. This upcoming era is about we are all both bad and good, let’s work together to change our world. It’s about bad not being a big F***n deal, and good not being idolized. So what you did crack! Nobody cares! The real question is, what is the state of your soul? Are you well? Is there anything I can do to help?.
People are in jails and prisons for the stupidest things! And when they come out they get double convicted for they are never again accepted into society as a normal, good, dignified human being. Only the very few enlightened ones treat them well–and I mean that on all levels of treating, it has to do with not only what you say to them & what you physically give them, but what you think about them, because it will show in your voice and in your eyes.
I think I have digressed a lot from my original topic. Sorry, it’s early in the morning and I’m not quite awake yet! (My coffee is just kicking in).
So, good or great? If my voice is going to be heard in the world, I can’t sit back on my laurels and expect other people to respect what I say. I have to keep breaking through and reaching new personal and artistic levels. This is the point I am at now. Next level coming up!
PS–I’m publishing and running without first editing because I gotta get to work!
8 thoughts on “good or great?”
This post could not be more timely for me and I know you are going to touch many souls with your wonderful words! I too am at a place in my life where there is a constant tugging to not just do something more but to BE someone greater. Wishing you much peace, strength and wild abandon on your journey!! And thank you so much for helping to inspire me to GO FOR IT xx
Agreed! I want to be great too. I think I have been taking a back seat as a spectator for way too long. Make it happen!
Yep! Let’s make it happen!
Deal! Will watch you grow from over here.
Interesting thoughts. I like the sentiment about wanting to be great, not just settling for good. You are encouraging me to consider how seriously I take my art. Do I want more than to be more than just good (in my own opinion)? If so, what am I willing to do to get there?
What am I willing to do to get there? The ultimate question. The good thing is, I found, you don’t have to answer it today, tomorrow or the next day. You may not even have to answer it this year or the next. The longing in your heart will take you one step at a time, and before you know it, you will be where you never imagined. It’s in your heart. My two cents!
Thanks for your great advice. I think the key is that I need to be clear what is important to me, so that I can move in that direction. As you say, it’s in my heart – I just need need to know it’s there!
I need to sleep now – I’m not sure if I’m making sense 🙂 I’ll probably read this back tomorrow morning and wonder what on earth I was trying to say. However, just as you did in your post, I’ll post this without editing so that I can get it out there. I’m trying to be more spontaneous with my writing so that I don’t stress about each word I’m using. Buenas noches.