Dream Big and Dare to Fail
Today is a special day for me, it’s my birthday, so time for something different. Yup, another year has gone by and a lot of things have happened. Blogging got more and more exciting and I’ve found myself getting very passioned about upcycle design. This resulted in another blog, upcycleDZINE. I’ve started making graphic paintings, upcycled some furniture by painting it with chalkpaint® and finally I’ve made two upcycle designs myself, two lampshades.
There’s still so much design I want to find and show on my blogs and I’ve still got to discover and learn how to do things concerning running a blog and using my creativity. And that’s where my painting ‘Dream Big and Dare to Fail‘ comes in.
Most of the time when I [and lots of people] want to try new things or start a new design, I’m afraid to actually start. Why? Well, what if the design or work doesn’t turn out the way I hoped it would be. It’s easier to quit than to go on. The result, nothing gets done, nothing happens. And that’s actually the real failure.
Dream Big and Dare to Fail
Photo © upcycleDZINE

That’s why I took this well known quote, “Dream Big and Dare to Fail”, by explorer Norman Vaughan: “My advice for young explorers, or anyone, is dream big and dare to fail. If you don’t try to accomplish your dream, you fail before you start.”
So whenever I start to have doubts about pursuing a goal I just look at my painting and know there’s only one thing to do and that’s to just KEEP on TRYING!

Painting by Gilbert de Rooij


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