Weekly Report 23
For our Final Product, my friend, Jake, and I have begun contacting some local professionals. There are different than the artists I usually talk to. For one, they have assistants and tight schedules; I mean, the world in which they live in is completely different from what I am used to. It is not just professional; it is professional. To interact with these people I need to adapt to their environment.
This is easier said done though. Jake studied medicine last year, so he dealt with these kind of professional already. In that regard, he has experienced a more professional world. I am grateful for that because it makes adapting to the environment easier for me. These individuals expect me to act more seriously. Moreover, they expect initiative! It has been a while since I have mentioned initiative, the backbone of ISM. Initiative is what allowed me to grow and tackle the hurdles I faced last year; initiative is what led the way to improvement. In the professional world it is vital to avoid hesitation. Initiative creates opportunities for success; like in art, action is preferred to passivity. I simply cannot expect success to fall on my lap.
It is actually exciting to work in this area; I feel more involved and challenged than I have in the more recent months. The best way to explain it is by admitting it is a change of pace. For too long I have just resided in my comfort zone. I have been craving some change to help me feel more compelled to begin improving. It has always been a source of motivation for me. Hopefully, I can finally begin doing something that feels more impactful to myself and others.