The fourth installment in my Monday Mantra series: I am capable of great things.
No matter who says you can't do something (or makes you feel like you can't based on the internal judgment you feel from them), you must push through and keep going.
If you feel happy in your heart doing something you love everyday, keep doing it. You are capable of great things when you do what you love.
I may not be making a ton of money from my art and writing right now, but when I look at everything I've done in my adult life so far using my talents, it's a pretty cool collection of stuff.
Here is a sampling of how I've used my talents to do great things:
- I've been featured on HGTV creating two art projects
- My art, my dog and my likeness have all been featured on a Hallmark card
- I've had my art showcased at the Speed Art Museum, the Muhammad Ali Center, at several local art galleries and charity auctions and more
- I've written an article for SchoolArts Magazine (and was published)
- I've written for eHow.com
- I've been featured in several publications including Bustle.com, the Courier Journal, InStyle Magazine, Lucky Magazine, The Voice Tribune, Tarina Tarantino's website and more
- I've illustrated a children's book (Bridging Connections, due out in November 2018)
- I've created beautiful wedding and special occasion cakes for people all over Louisville
- I've done special occasion makeup for many people around Louisville
So, no matter what, keep your head up and understand this: You ARE capable of great things.
I know in my heart I will continue to use my talents to do great things because I know I am capable! I know it because I write it in my journal everyday. If you don't believe you are capable, try writing it or saying it to yourself at least once a day every day until you believe it!
Backstory on my mantra series:
A mantra is a word, phrase, or sound that is repeated to aid in meditation. You could also compare it to a sort of prayer. I feel my journaling and writing of my mantras is a form of meditation or prayer. It calms me and helps me make better sense of my feelings and all the thoughts swimming around in my mind.
I believe saying or writing something repeatedly, as you already have it, aids one in attaining dreams and goals. If you write something as you already have it, it makes you feel, somehow, as if it is truly happening no matter how drastic or scary it may seem. It's like a trick to help your brain catch up to what your heart desires.