Spanish artist Pablo Picasso certainly knew his way around a canvas. However, during World War II, he put down the paintbrush and took up the pen to write poetry. He eventually wrote the following, which isn’t a poem, but some words of wisdom: “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”
When I read this, I was shocked. Picasso, who was famous for his paintings and sculptures, actually had a pretty good handle on the mechanics of goal-setting!
He understood that to reach a goal, you needed a plan.
He also knew that we must “fervently believe” in that plan–with that fervent belief synonymous with the inspiration I always say is a requirement.
Picasso also pointed out that “we must vigorously act” on that plan, which is another way of saying we must take those extra steps to increase the chances of success (like setting an accountability appointment and making a commitment team).
Previously, I suggested that we should be more like Albert Einstein. It might be a good idea to be more like Picasso, too!
Keep living Bold!
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