If you cannot paint…

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. ~Vincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh said it more than 100 years before Steven Pressfield or Seth Godin started the discussion. The Resistance, the Lizard Brain, will only be shut-up by two things; Either you quit, or you commit.

If you dabble around and you think about painting (or singing or drawing or acting or whatever) and consider painting and put a stoke on now and again when the mood strikes and wonder what it would be like to do this full time then the voice will never be silenced. It will only leave you in peace if you give up or if you work enough to leave it behind.

(Though each day you will have to work for a bit to leave it behind again)

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