I had a conversation the other day with a young man about bull riding. It was a very insightful, affirming conversation, that made both of us see, from a new perspective, the importance of knowing and accepting when it is time to move on.
We got to talking about the subject because of someone we knew who was needing to make some timely changes. He had gone through a very long period with determined perserverance trying to make something work that just wasn't bringing about the results he needed. He had gotten no meaningful, professionally sustaining rewards for a very, very long time. Skill, effort, hope, determination, desire, and commitment had all been given their best shot, but it was clear that the results were not there. This person was actually being held back and "personally injured" by not giving up what wasn't working in his life and career. It was time to move on to something new opening up in his life.
Bull riders, I was told by this young man, ride and ride and ride again, often getting hurt and usually not winning. He had been a bull rider once, and understood the futility that can accompany that sport. Bull riders are driven by their passion and their need to conquer not only the bull, but themselves. They know they can do this!!! There is something about the perceived need to win that can take on a life of its own, allowing them to pursue an activity in which they are continually not gaining significant ground.
"When To Quit Riding the Bull" is a metaphor for knowing when it is time to make changes in your life. If you have been riding a bull that you are not thriving or winning on, it might be time to make some serious, life giving changes that will set you in a new direction and lead to new meaningful fulfillment and personal growth.
It takes a lot of courage to make big changes in your life. Especially those changes that move you away from a passion in life that you have invested much time and effort and heart in. The wise person sees what needs to be done and begins to do that. Life has so much more to offer those willing to move on when the time is right.
"Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it". Is. 30:21Comment on or Share this Article →
Color Your World
A “Dream Shop” for Creativity
With Professional Artist/Art Coach/Life Coach
Diane Olsen, M.A.
Come and spend a few relaxing hours with brightly colored acrylic paints and collage materials as you creatively express your world of ideas, hopes and dreams. It will be an easy, fun place to be and you will find new creative beginnings for the child in you who needs to play. Each class will have a different focus for your creative exploration.
No artistic experience necessary. Open to anyone with a spirit of adventure.
All materials included
Paid registration one week in advance necessary.
Price: $49 per session: 10% discount for 3 or more prepaid classes.
Locations and Dates
Place: Foothills Community Foundation-Holland Community Center
34250 N. 60th St. Bldg. B, Scottsdale, AZ 85266
§ Saturdays - July 9, 16, 23, and 30
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Place: Arizona Art Supply, 4025 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016
§ Tuesdays – July 5, 12, 19 and 26 Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Minimum of 6 students, maximum of 15
Email or phone Diane to sign up:
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Here is another small painting created with both classic and iridescent acrylics that be a part or the start of your original art collection for only $59 plus tax and shipping. Always peaceful, always inviting, a sailboat in a golden sunset feels dreamlike.Comment on or Share this Article →
I am offering two sizes of square paintings for the excellent price of $59 for an 8" x 8" and $125 for a 12" x 12". I want to make my artwork affordable and more easily collectible for art lovers. You will find many sailboat paintings in this group as well as some oil landscapes. Please take a look and if you find a painting that you love, please contact me by email to arrange your purchase. I accept Visa and Mastercard.Comment on or Share this Article →