Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Motivation, Quotes and Literature...

"You don't have to have it all figured out to move forward." - Jon 'Bones' Jones

This is a quote I recently retweeted from mixed martial artist and UFC champion, Jon "Bones" Jones. I really felt like it just resonated with me. As an artist (and a human being in general), I tend to fall victim to "analysis paralysis" where I think too much about doing a particular thing rather than actually doing it.

This quote just reminded me that it's okay to not have it all figured out, as long as you work toward doing something. I still don't have it all figured out with school, fashion, my art, this blog - this list goes on and on. The important part is that I keep going.

With something so relatable coming from someone in such a different profession as me, I feel like there is a lot about motivation and perseverance that we as artists and creative thinkers can learn from great professional fighters like Jon Jones. In order to be a champion, you have to think like a champion. Am I right?