Make the best mistakes you’ve ever made
This is my charcoal portrait from a recent Art Room life drawing class.
You might notice the ‘ghost lines’, the mistakes of my previous drawings underneath the finished portrait.
With each iteration and each unsuccessful effort to produce a drawing I was satisfied with, I rubbed them out, but not completely, layering up until the final picture emerged, using the mistakes of the previous effort as a guide to the next attempt.
With art, as in life, our failures are our best teachers.
My advice, don’t be disheartened by previous failures, start again.
Start drawing, start writing, start leading…start something.
Rub them out.
Make better mistakes.
Make the best mistakes you’ve ever made.
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Allan Jeans was never a dreamer, he was way too pragmatic for that, but clearly understood that he had the capacity to make or break dreams, and that often proved a heavy burden.read more
All of our work at designCEO builds on the core philosophy that people, teams and organisations do not rise to the level of their ambition, they fall to the standard of their systems.read more
So ask yourself, are you matching the values you talk to, with the standards you model, and are you prepared to call people out for behaviours outside of these expectations, regardless of who they are, be it status or ‘technical’ performance?read more
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