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…