Just “Do!”

Vincent van Gogh painted “Starry Night” in 1889.  Sandy and I saw it in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.

We meandered into one of the rooms.  It was empty.  No guards, no visitors—Nobody!  When I walked through the door of the room, I turned left, and there the painting was, three feet away.  I looked at Sandy as her mouth dropped wide open.  It is one of the most famous paintings in the world.

All of us, deep down inside, want to “do” something like that—in our work, through our art, with our lives.  We want to do something that will inspire others for generations to come.

What sets Vincent apart from most of us?

He started . . .

One day, he had an idea.  He grabbed a paintbrush.  He didn’t sit around thinking about it.  He took action.  He painted a stroke with the brush, and then another…

122 years later, Sandy and I admired his work.  Millions of others have too!!!

What about you?  Quit thinking about it.  What can you start today?

As the old saying goes,

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic.  Begin it!”

 

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