|A MONUMENTAL TASK APPEARS DAUNTING. Here I am pictured (left) with my Chiboogamoo (middle), and our friend, Chris Bean, at Whitespace, a gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. We are standing in front of one of Amy Pleasant's large images exhibited in a new body of her work entitled "re/form." I'm using this particular image of Amy's to represent the BIG DAUNTING TASK in my life right now. When looking at a formidable project that we want to complete, we can be intimidated in ways that stall us. Then we are in need of a "do-able" approach--incrementality. (photo by Mark Bean)|
Time to embody my LOOMING GOAL in incremental steps! Didn't the Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu say "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"?
|A SINGLE STEP. Another one of Amy Pleasant's images represents my idea of a single incremental step. I was surprised and pleased to see this small image on the wall surrounded by vast amounts of space. This piece represented a small incremental step to me, especially when compared to the large image of Amy's shown above. (photo by Mark Bean)|
With regards to applying this idea of incrementality to the development of my business, I succeeded in dropping the domain name, RuthTruthArt.com for my website to RuthSchowalter.com. I ordered business cards for Ruth Schowalter as English Language Coach!
The great thing about accomplishing work through incremental steps? You get to stop and celebrate your success! Hurray! I accomplished two incremental steps! Time to cheer myself on! Applause! Dance! Sigh! Big breath in and big breath out!
Then, there are other steps to take. One after another. I adore how Amy's work echoes my mental image of incrementality!
|ONE STEP AT A TIME. Still another one of Amy Pleasant's images develops and expresses this idea of incrementality for me. What's interesting is that Pleasant explains a piece like this as "enabling the exploration of hundreds of individual stories in a single piece." Just think about how each of our individual steps can have its own personality with specific characteristics and that we, in our own way, are creating an image like Amy's as we complete our projects! (screenshot taken from website Whitespace gallery)|
|THE CITY OF ATLANTA! This photo I took from the High Museum in Atlanta, reminds me of building blocks. A city is built one building at a time. My new way of earning a living will also be constructed similarly. (photo by Hallelujah Truth)|