|Drawing Trevor Von Eeden did for me|
"It's a great idea, but there are a few people who think you already get special treatment here, so I don't know if..."
Okay- stop right there. Special treatment??
Like when I get called into the office of the director because I taught a class how to splatter paint and forgot to put down tarp? Or maybe when I got the elevator stuck when I agreed to a ride with Haru? Or the time I taught a group of eight year olds how to make killer paper airplanes and then launched them into the lobby.
If I get any special treatment it's because life is a two way street. I do a lot for the museum. Interviews, promotions, special events. I also go to openings and celebrations where I don't see a lot of my peers. Those same peers who feel I get special treatment. Maybe they're just too busy--I can certainly understand. But if you can't find 30 minutes to attend an event maybe you should re-evaluate your priorities.
It goes for everything-- setting goals are that way.
I ran into an old friend who happens to be a writer, it also happens that she hasn't written a whole lot in a long time. She's busy.
"I don't know how you do it, all those books." Add your own whiney voice here.
You know how I do it? I don't accept excuses, not from myself and not from other people. I set goals for myself and I knock them down.
I don't waste my time feeling jealous over someone else's success, as a matter of fact I'm genuinely happy when someone I know is doing well. Wasting time wanting what someone else has is both an impossible task and a waste of time.
I don't have time to waste, and neither do you.
Get out there and get things done.