Your Dreams Live Outside Your Comfort Zone

Your Dreams Live Outside Your Comfort Zone

This post is by Clint Watson, former artwork gallery owner and founder of BoldBrush, recognised for FASO Artist Web sites, the foremost service provider of skilled artist web-sites, the $38,000+ BoldBrush Art Contest & Show and the free of charge day-to-day art marketing and advertising publication, FineArtViews. As a self-proclaimed “artwork fanatic”, Clint delights that BoldBrush’s downtown San Antonio, Texas business office is total of primary art, as is his house workplace which he shares with his two feline assistants Kiara and Lilly. You can join with Clint on TwitterFacebook or his individual weblog at


Your desires are living outside of your comfort zone.


If you want to grow and have a a lot more remarkable potential, you must do some thing unique from what you’ve got completed so significantly.


One particular painter whom I admire enormously is Kevin Macpherson. He’s a excellent case in point of someone whose art, job and lifestyle have benefited from functioning “Outdoors the Consolation Zone.” When I initial satisfied Kevin, he was now acknowledged as a very successful “Plein Air” painter from New Mexico.  He linked to me the tale of how he had turn into a good artist.  He had been a extremely thriving freelance illustrator doing work in Phoenix, Arizona and designed a quite snug dwelling.  Like quite a few of us, he required to pursue his have artistic passions and was portray in his spare time. A vacation to Taos encouraged him and he produced the choice to buy a household, shut his illustration small business, move to Taos to go after a full-time high-quality artwork occupation.


Overnight, he walked away from a comfortable cash flow and the lifetime he experienced created, all to pursue his aspiration of currently being a fantastic artist.  That’s getting out of the ease and comfort zone.



Envision Your Goals

Sit down someday and set aside some quiet time to think about your dreams and aims.  Every successful artist has assumed about his or her plans at some place in their life span.  Write your dreams and ambitions down.  Now search at your checklist.  The items on that checklist will demand heading outdoors  of your comfort and ease zone to achieve.  Artists never have goals like “get the job done at a dull working day occupation and paint after a thirty day period if at all.”  No! People’s dreams make them want to journey the environment, see exotic locations, show their performs in museums, and consider their personal advancement and inventive mastery to unbelievable concentrations. You might be relaxed with your current routine, but it will not get you where by you want to go.


The fantastic issue is that as you thrust you out of the ease and comfort zone, then your ease and comfort zone expands.


You will discover that the items that made use of to come to feel unpleasant are now really cozy and, at that place, you will obtain your goals and goals expanding even even further outdoors of your “new” comfort and ease zone.  And, at that level you will have taken your first move into a considerably larger sized planet. 



Drive Yourself to Dance at the Edge

What are some particular techniques you can get out of your consolation zone? 

1.  Take a workshop with a learn artist (ideally 1 who paints in another way than you.)
2.  Sell or Give Away  Your Ideal Get the job done
3.  Don’t Clearly show your Poor or Even Mediocre Is effective
4.  Commit to paint just about every working day (experience is a purpose of variety of paintings)
5.  Have your do the job critiqued (by anyone in addition to your loved ones or pals)
6.  Connect with your enthusiasm for portray
7.  Stand out from the crowd, Discover your voice
8.  Work in a new medium
9.  Take a portray excursion to a new place (with another person who is greater than you)

Push your self.  Fortune favors the bold brush.


Clint Watson
BoldBrush Founder and Art Fanatic

PS – Don’t restrict on your own to these concepts!  This posting is to stimulate your thinking.  I’d appreciate some responses on other suggestions.  What are some tips that you have uncovered handy in pushing yourselves to new degrees in your artwork, occupation or daily life plans?


PPS – the graphic is your editor cooling off at a blowhole by the ocean in Maui, achieved soon after a travel, receiving missing, getting our jeep trapped, a hike, an come upon with some local chickens, and falling down a bamboo lined hillside.  It was so well worth it.



Editor’s Observe:

Today’s submit is an up to date edition from a handful of yrs in the past, but we’re republishing it yet again currently due to the fact it’s even now a timely and pertinent information. Get pleasure from!