One of the biggest steps to gaining control over one’s life is gaining control over one’s self.

Zero Dean

Author | Photographer | CG Artist | Filmmaker

Making what you're inspired to make

Making what you’re inspired to make

Sometimes I get really inspired by the amazing & creative things I see shared online. It makes me want to try to share creative things as well. But then I sometimes hear a voice in my head that says, “What’s the point of even trying? You’ll never produce anything as good as that.” or “You’re so less skilled and so far behind everyone else, why even start?”

The reason I share this is to let you know that if you sometimes battle with a voice like that, you’re not alone. And while I hear the voice more often than I’d like to — and it sometimes slows me down — I refuse to let it deter me from ultimately doing what I want to do.

And you shouldn’t either. Even if you feel behind. And even if you feel like you’re bad at what it is you want to do. Everyone has to start somewhere.

Part of living life to the fullest means making what you’re inspired to make simply because you were inspired to make it.

There is a sense of satisfaction that comes with being able to look at something and say, “I made this.” But you’ll never hear yourself say it if you listen to the voice that stops you from starting. So stop listening to that voice and start listening to the one that says, “Do it anyway.” And realize, even if your goal is to share what you create, you’re not really doing it for others. You’re doing it for you.

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You start at zero and you add one

You start at zero and you add one

You start at zero and you add one.
And then you add another.
This is how it’s done.

Zero steps of a journey you want to take.
Zero miles you want to run.
Zero things you want to make.
Zero things you want to do for fun.

You start at zero and you add one.
And then you add another.
This is how it’s done.

You start at zero and you add one

Originally Published on: Oct 1, 2019

Today is day one.

Today is day one.

You’ve just been handed your life in its current state.

Your health, your skills, your relationships, your job, your education, everything.

So looking at your life today, what is it you want to change?
What is it you want to get better at?
What bad habits do you want to break?
What good habits do you want to adopt?

Does your current life accurately reflect your values of today or are you filling your schedule with activities you would no longer choose to do if you had the chance to start over?

Has your life become cluttered with possessions you no longer value as much as you once did or no longer use?

Make a note of your answers to these questions and redirect your aim and attention to what you want to improve in your life even if it means changing direction.

Let go of the things that are simply taking up space and time and no longer serve you.

The more that you incorporate things that you truly value into your life — from knowledge to skills to people to activities — the more value you not only bring to your own life, the more value you bring to the people and places you encounter on a daily basis.

Invest in bettering yourself and the future you. Let your future self look back on the changes you make today and be thankful you made them.

Today is always the first day of the rest of your life.

Today is day one.

Originally posted Mar 29, 2015

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Who it starts with

Kindness. Love. Respect. Compassion. Tolerance.

While you’re waiting for other people to put in the effort to show what you wish there was more of in the world, other people are doing the same — waiting.

It doesn’t start with them — it starts with you.

Who it starts with

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