Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

What a great quote!

Yes I like quotes – they are great inspirational writing starter topics – perfect for blogs – but this one is truly amazing…

Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and environment had these words to encourage your efforts; “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

I KNOW that is true. I started with graphics; playing around with paintbrush in Windows ME.  Playing with Publisher and PowerPoint in Windows 98. Playing with PrintArtist in 2000 and then getting into Photoshop in 2002.  I LOVED Graphics – before I even knew it was called graphics!

I learned what I could, got creative and landed a job doing a worldwide advertising campaign.  That’s when I began down this path.

It was when I wanted to become a graphics designer – running my own company – that I realized I needed a website.  Free advertising…. If I could create the website myself.  Why not? I taught myself graphics, why not learn website design?  So when I started my Graphics Design company, I was asked to do websites by my clients…. okay?

So I became a website and graphic designer, who got a client requesting Flash animation. Can I do it?  I can learn.  So I taught myself Flash.

What was necessary for graphics was a website. What was necessary for websites was flash and what I am doing now is something I once thought was impossible!

Graphics led to greeting cards, which led to my poetry, which lead to my children’s stories and now I am a full-fledged publisher and marketing guru doing everything by myself (shy our new theme song – which I did the video for) and there you go.

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

 

My motto when asked can you do it?  “I don’t know it yet… but I can learn!” and that has gotten me leaps and bounds closer to my dreams.  So the next time you think the task is impossible… start by doing what’s necessary…

2 Comments

  1. Sylvia Griffin's Gravatar Sylvia Griffin
    August 30, 2013    

    Sweet Kathleen,  I have a grandson, Matt Griffin, who got into the web design business, etc. very much like you did.  If he didn’t know how to do something, he said he could learn, and he did!!!  He’s doing great!  Hugs and Kisses, Sylvia

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  2. September 26, 2013    

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