Good artists copy, great artists steal.Pablo Picasso.
The Spanish artist made quite a bold statement, but there is a bit of truth within it. It is only through copying others that one can find their own way. But copying isn’t comparing you to others, and that has to be clear. Copying needs to be a form of inspiration, the beginning of our own and unique version.
This past week I’ve met new people and witnessed the every-day life of friends. I’ve had time to myself, to explore outside and to re-discover myself inside. We can dream and think of perfect lives and ideal worlds, but when it comes to reality, we must leave dreams aside and work on living a way that allows us to go to sleep with a smile in our faces and without a regret in our consciences.
A good friend recommended me a book titled “59 seconds“, by Richard Wiseman. It explores the art of writing a diary, small gestures of kindness and thinking assertive in order to reach the goals we set ourselves. This is one of my favourite quotes so far.
Expressing gratitude, thinking about a perfect future and affectionate writing have been scientifically proven to work, and all they require is a pen, a piece of paper and a few moments of your time.
In fewer words, be sincere, real and express yourself.