THE MAN THE LIFE THE SON THE BROTHER THE HUSBAND THE RELATIVE THE FRIEND THE HUMBLE THE CREATIVE THE GENTLEMAN THE ADORABLE THE ACTOR JAMES BROWN JACKIE ROBINSON MR MARSHALL THE HERO THE WARRIOR THE GENIUS THE BRAVE THE GREAT THE GIVER THE MOTIVATOR THE INSPIRATION THE HOPE THE DREAM THE PANTHER BLACK PANTHER THE FIGHTER THE PRINCE THE KING KING T’CHALLA THE EXCELLENCE BLACK EXCELLENCE REALLY HURTS…
S T I L L . H U R T S!!!!
Design, Artwork/Art direction, Post
By Philip Abang
“You can do it!” At least that’s what I tell myself when faced with doubts and difficulties to start and follow through with an idea or a project. My perceived obstacle, challenge or difficulty in starting and following through torments me in the beginning.
‘JUST START!!’ Screams another voice in my head.
The reward in the end usually outweighs the time invested in the negative self-talk, the doubts, and the perceived difficulties.
I have had this quote in my archive for a while now. Not so long ago, I posted it on my Instagram account. A mate once texted me to say that the quotes that I upload either on my Instagram or here made him think, most especially the one above.
I have a confession to make. I have struggled to make proper meaning of the quote myself for as long as I had come across it. I thought I’d sound stupid telling him that I have contemplated numerous times in order to make perfect sense of it too. As a matter of fact, unlike the butterfly, time isn’t enough for me to keep wallowing in my thoughts. I decided to see what ‘Mr Google’ had to say about it. I gladly found that someone had written a piece on the quote.
“As we age, we change how we think, how we feel and how we behave. We drop old habits and seek out new. Enjoy scattering your thoughts…some go unseen and blow away on the breeze but some nourish the ground they fall on.” _Marie
Marie wrote these inspiring words on her website Create Space. I thought it was great and insightful about life, so I decided to place her quote on a photo I had taken above to convey a kind of meaning.
Marie is an amazing writer and has an exceptional skill in interpreting life, art, design, almost anything. I am a huge admirer of her works. I highly recommend visiting her website and follow her works. She is incredible.
I was reading Gem Barton’s book last night ‘Don’t Get a Job…Make a Job’, a very inspiring book exploring case studies of a generation that have applied their own strategies to create their own practices, works , studio, agencies etc. in the ever competitive field with fewer positions for many creatives and designers. I will highly recommend this book if you seek inspiration and a strategic approach in applying yourself and craft. The array of case studies carried out by Gem Barton is very impressive.
Reading through I came across Lionel Real de Azúa quote which I thought was very true especially if you are constantly incapacitated by fear of failure and overthinking. I find the latter being a case that plagues me to be candid. I can think my ideas to death. By applying yourself, doing, trial and error begets unexpected results.