Paint Who You Wish To Be

Paint Who You Wish To Be

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

You create the portrait of your Life.  You, and only you, get to choose each day the colors with which you will paint, the brushes with which you will paint, and each and every brushstroke.  Sure, some people start with a better canvas.  Many people begin their adult life with a much worse canvas.

But each of us has paint and paint brushes.  If we would only stop complaining about our canvas, and begin painting, we would soon be delighted with the Life Portrait we are producing.

How are you feeling about the portrait you have painted of your Life thus far?  Are you a ‘work in progress’?  Are you hoping that some lucky incident will magically give you the Life you desire?  Or have you produced the ‘masterpiece’ you always knew you could be?

The great thing about Life is that even if you feel incomplete, frustrated, and like you will never get to where you want to be . . . one simple choice can change all of that.

Tomorrow awaits.  It is beckoning brightly.  Affix in your mind the person you wish to be.  Then dare to paint the Life that you want – one day at a time.  Do not settle for anything less.  Determine now — this instant — that you will let nothing and no one derail you tomorrow from doing whatever it takes to become that person.

And simply repeat that formula the following day.  And the next one after that.

Will you have frustrating days where you feel you did not make progress?  Of course.

But if you will make that commitment – each day – I promise that you will look back in six months, and a year, and five years from now and you will be that person.

And should you fail to make that commitment…you can be sure you will wake up six months from now, or a year, or five years . . . and you will be more-or-less where you are today.

The Choice is always yours!  Why not start on this person you wish to be today?

From my heart to yours,

Scotty b.


About Scotty b.

J. Scot Blackburn is a California attorney. His friends call him 'Scotty b.' Scot graduated from Pepperdine Law School after earning business degree from Pacific Union College in the Napa Valley. Scot runs his own law practice, The Blackburn Law Firm at Scotty's interests including reading, football, interpersonal communications, cooking, military history, travelling, golf, and telling near-senseless jokes that only he finds amusing. Scotty's hero is his Grandad, C.C. Blackburn. His favorite movies are The Scarlet Pimpernel, A Few Good Men and The Matrix. His favorite athletes are Roger Staubach, Magic Johnson and Michael "Playmaker" Irvin. Scot's favorite musician is Sebastian Bach (not the German Baroque period composer who shares Scot's initials; but the former Skid Row front man). Scotty created a Board Games Magazine Top 100 Game ("Brain Chain") along with teacher Kris Harter, attorney Alicia Vaz, and graphic designer Roy Ice.

Posted on December 26, 2014, in Character, Courage, Meaning of Life and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

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