My Grapples With Hesitation

Hesitation.
No matter who you are, this single word has at some point, prevented you from taking what you wanted from life.
So why do we hesitate when we know confidence is what will help us succeed?
While I can not speak for others, I have always found that the answer lies in fear.

Particularly the fear that I’m not good enough, creative enough, or smart enough. I’m 19 years old and nowhere near professional. Yet still, the fear of being recognized as unpolished or being rejected is paralyzing for me. I find that when I feel like something I’m creating is something I’m proud of I get the most defensive, and ultimately find a reason not to share it with the world. I’m afraid to fail..

And this fear of failure has prevented me from giving things my 100% since I was a kid. Because, if you never try how can you fail? Right?

This has been my philosphy for most of my life and as a result, I have nothing to be proud of.

If this is something that has affected your life promise today to me, that you’re done protecting yourself. That you’re ready to risk being hurt and that you’re ready to risk failing. This is a promise I’ve made for myself this year. This is the year of throwing caution to the wind and being what you want to be.
If hesitation is something you also struggle with feel free to reach out to me!
I’m always interested in listening and helping others out.

Stay motivated and do what you love,

Josh

via Daily Prompt: Hesitate

 

New Year. New Intro

So it’s 2017 and with the new year I’m going to be trying some new things as an artist! On the tail end of 2016 I began getting really into live action film as a way of supplementing my animation knowledge. This year I’d really like to make some mixed media films and am interested in seeing where I can take my stories by combining live action and animation.
Also I have a new intro! I’ll probably make other variations of this intro depending on what the subject matter is in the film it’s preceeding. My reasoning is, the intro sets the tone for an entire piece, so something like a comedic cartoon probably wouldn’t mesh well with this specific intro.

Hoping to be more productive this year, I’m going to be trying some new methods to help me in my pursuits.

Thanks for reading!

-Josh