I really couldn’t say it any better. I’m still working on my masterpiece. While I take time to celebrate whatever success I achieve at every season of my life, I absolutely never get overly excited about anything that I accomplish to the point of feeling comfortable. I don’t believe the hype about anything I’m able to create because : 1. I don’t do it on my own. There are always people who assist me in creating. 2. There is a supernatural power that comes from God that helps all creatives do the things we do. So we can’t actually take credit for whatever we come up with. That’s so real for me.
So when I say I’m still working on my knockout smash hit work of art, I am. And the masterpiece is me! My mindset and mentality. If I can get my heart and mind to produce something better everyday, then I’ll be on my way to greatness!
Hopefully you get to your destination in greatness too, but it’s important to push yourself never to believe the hype about anything you do. Stay humble and soberly keep evaluating and analyzing your last effort, trying everything to figure out how to make what you do better. That’s literally what sets some of us apart from the others. While some people can just put out anything, some of us can’t do it unless it’s as close to a masterpiece as we can get! While some people can throw together something and say they’re done, some of us are like nah,…that’s not good enough. We are the ones always perfecting and working at making the things we put our signature on better. Whether it’s our craft, career, marriage, ministry, home, health,…we will never be satisfied and able to say we’re done until it’s as close to a masterpiece as we can get it.
I often wonder what it’s like for people who think they’re so good at what they do, they can just release anything. I wonder what’s going on in the mind of someone who says they’re a creative or a professional who doesn’t feel the need to study or be trained anymore. I wonder what it’s like to just get up and do what you do and not feel jitters or any level of nervousness. There are some people out here who think they’re so amazing at what they do, they can do just about anything. I refuse to be a jack of all trades master of none. I constantly think I need to work harder to improve my work. I am the type of person who can’t stop editing, revising and studying what I’m called to do with such intensity, and that’s real for me – because I’m still working on my masterpiece.
My advice to my real life coachable friends is simple, don’t believe the hype about yourself. Sure you’re talented. Sure, you’re amazing and gifted too, but YOU CAN STILL IMPROVE. You can do better. Maybe you need a stylist, a choreographer, a screenwriter, a vocal coach, a graphic designer, a real life coach, a counselor, pastor, trainer,.. you can’t think you can do it all? Seriously! You have got to stop thinking like that. You are not a one stop shop. Stay away from flatterers and people who like to take shortcuts and do things at the last minute too. These toxic mentalities will make you less than great. Don’t let people who enjoy throwing things together and procrastinating join you if you’re trying to create a masterpiece. They are not good for you. It’s time to challenge yourself in environments that push you to be more disciplined than ever. Even if you have the degree, the dream job, dream house, the title, perfect spouse or perfect pay; there’s still room for you to be better. Never become so cocky that you think you’ve arrived. Stay working on being a better you. Mentally, emotionally, relationally..there’s more work for you to do. There’s room for you to learn how to better communicate with others. There’s more work to do, to help this world we live in see that life is not about being greedy and selfish and close minded. Your family should not be your only concern either. This is toxic and not the mindset of greatness. You should care about more than your family, friends and your circle. There’s more work to do! Think bigger if you’re trying to create a masterpiece.
I challenge you to take some time today and be honest with yourself. What’s hindering YOU from being the masterpiece!? Maybe instead of trying to create the perfect song, production, event, book, sermon,…why not work more on YOU. Why not work on your thought life, your attitude, spirit and heart posture. At the end of the day, you trying to perfect a project could be an easy way of distracting yourself from doing some inner work when it comes to who you are.
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