One artist’s journey to become a better version of himself
I have a confession to make.
My plan to completely redesign and overhaul my daily schedule hit a snag.
Let me explain.
This past month I planned out my daily schedule and tried to establish it as my regular routine. But I quickly realized that I had bitten off more than I can chew. Planning a comprehensive daily schedule is a fine exercise. But implementing it is quite another story.
My model daily schedule is fairly extensive and includes exercise, diet, work schedule, and morning and evening rituals. Trying to put all of these things into practice simultaneously has been overwhelming—not in the sense of being unattainable, but for me it’s just too much to change all at once.
In Peter Bregman’s book 18 Minutes he concludes with a timely bit of advice: Don’t try to change everything all at once, rather focus on One Thing—especially that One Thing that will make the most significant positive difference.
After considering this, I believe that my One Thing needs to be regular, uninterrupted studio time.
So, instead of posting my Model Daily Schedule, as originally planned, I offer my One Thing:
During the month of February I will be painting at my easel from 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon, Monday through Friday.
That’s it. That’s my One Thing.
“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.”
– Chuck Close
For the sake of accountability, I will keep a daily record of my studio time in the calendar below. Successful days will be marked with a star (☆).
February 2017 Calendar
Feel free to comment and ask me how’s it going.
Also, I’d love to know what is Your One Thing?