Jermil

When It Was Only Imagined

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In his post, <strong><a href=”http://tynan.com/shouldnt” target=”_blank”>Things Shouldn’t Always Work</a></strong>, Tynan explains his thought process where he goes from believing his entire day was a failure to understanding that because a certain task doesn’t end with success doesn’t mean the experience wasn’t a success.

This post reminds me of the time I spent coming up with an idea for a new picture for my homepage, taking that picture, retaking that picture just a few times many times (I may have 30 new pictures of my face in various states of blurriness), editing that picture, realizing I didn’t like the picture once I saw it, changing the concept, and finally completing that.

Throughout that process, the majority of time was used editing the picture into a state of severe dislike. Once I realized I wasn’t going through with it, I felt like all that time was wasted. When really that time was best used in the way that I used it. I had an idea in my head and didn’t talk myself out of making it a reality. I got up and made it real. If, once my thought is made real, I’m not as excited about it as I was when it was only imagined, so be it.

The point isn’t the outcome is it? I believe what really matters is when anyone strongly desires to do anything that doesn’t hurt anyone else, that person has the ability to do it. Even if it can’t be done that evening, that week, or that lifetime, the ability to go for it regardless of the outcome is what matters most.

I didn’t know I thought that about <a href=”http://tynan.com/” target=”_blank”>Tynan</a>’s post before I started typing this.