I can't do everything,
but I can do something.

I dream in perfection and execute in imperfection.   I want to do everything, but as my drawing teacher George Gabin said many years ago, "If everything's important, then nothing's important."

Uh-huh.  He was talking about lines in a drawing - that if you make all the marks of equal width and intensity it makes the drawing kind of flat.  Life is like that as well.   Some things are important, and we should put a lot of intensity and effort into them.  But not everything is important.  Some things deserve what old Mainers call "a lick and a promise."   I'm not exactly sure what that means but I think it means just "git-er-done." 

My focus for the years is a variation on John Wooden's quote:

I can't do everything, 
but I can do something

Dixie Redmond

1 comment:

Sandy Mastroni said...

I needed this right now !......... okay ...... back to work
thanks Dixie

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden