Quote from Pablo Picasso on The Conquering Zero

Thursday Thoughts: Pablo Picasso

It’s an absolutely beautiful day outside. I love all of the colours of fall and I’m thankful that I live somewhere that has four seasons (although I may change my mind on that one in mid-January). As I type this, I can see over the top of my monitor through the window to my backyard, where red and gold leaves are falling at an impressive rate. Note to self: take more walks this week before the colours are all gone!

Carrying this positivity forward into my schoolwork, here’s a quote from the one and only Pablo Picasso to mull over:

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

The concept of learning to do by doing should be simple. What complicates things is perfectionism and fear of failure. This is more of an issue for some people (me) than for others. It’s unpleasant to think about because pride is an ugly thing.

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