Sunday, March 13, 2011

Thomas Edison and the NEWEST plan

You mostly likely know someone who has a plan, a scheme, an idea for what they are going to do with their life, their career and that changes daily, weekly or monthly. You get might get tired of their ever changing plans. They seem to flutter here and there and only land on something for a moment, not taking the time to finish what they have started. Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man (woman) and I will show you a failure.

Maybe they are on quest for happiness or just a good enough income to pay the bills but they can be exasperating to listen to sometimes. You start thinking to yourself, will she just PICK something and just do it!
But maybe she just wants to do it all. Yes, I'm sure that you know someone like that because that someone is me. I was getting a bit tired of myself too but then I thought of my mentor.
Thomas Edison :
 I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
I've talked about him before in other posts, but sometimes I need to go back and remind myself.-
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
and
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
So, here's my NEW idea (but I haven't abandoned my others) I plan on combining my home improvements with pet related products! The value of an idea lies in the using of it.
If you been reading my blog for very long you know that I love White and Vintage/Junk mixed with Modern Country and Black.
I follow a lot of Design Blogs and the majority of them show their OWN homes as they re-do them. They are always posted before and afters......Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

So I got to thinking (while looking around my home at half finished projects) Why don't I start posting MY improvements and/or remodeling projects!? I was thinking that the "pressure" of posting would PUSH me to get it done. Now I warn you, my house won't look like so many of the fabulous homes on other blogs
but Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.So, there will probably be times when you will shake your head and think - What is that? Why does she have that in there? Does she actually LIKE that? But - Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.

I plan on doing most everything myself,  mainly because of the cashflow problem! LOL!
And I certainly won't get it done as quickly as a lot of the other blogs because I work full-time (and sometimes over-time) but slowly and surely it will get done. So the posts will be random. But I agree that -
If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
and the pet products part? Well, I find that I can't afford the dog beds and things that I would like and that would fit into my decor. So I must make my own. (The items I CAN afford seem to be poorly made and are in colors and patterns that just don't fit into my home). So I plan on also making some things that I would like in MY home and will sell in my Etsy shop.... eventually. They will be one of a kind things like dog beds and signs and things made with "found treasures". So stay tuned!
 To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Thomas A. Edison

4 comments:

Garden Girl☺ said...

Great post!!!!! That is a great new way to look at things!

Gillian said...

Sounds like a great idea!

I have just been having a big clean out. I don't know that it looks any better but there is a 25% less chance of breaking a leg getting about. That's got to be good yeah?

Good luck with it, I'll be watching! : )

Mundo Mundaca said...

I loveeed this post!!! he is very positive and motivating.
Excellent idea to post this photo of your house and any improvements you make and decoration:)
Even if you do not make them .. you know?
I do not know about other readers but I love seeing pictures of everyday life .. from their homes .. their stuff .. etc..
Not to evaluate, rate or do any of that criticism . just to feel that we are part of the same tribe of the same guys , and why not share good tips for decorating and set up home.
As the business of making products for animals I also think a great idea.
you're a creative person and I am sure things will be beautiful and tasteful ,and nothing particularly unique things done by the thousands, patterns of dubious taste.
xoxoxoxox
yasmin

ALICE IN DESIGNLAND said...

HOW BRAVE OF YOU! BEST OF LUCK ON YOUR ADVENTURE.

~ALICE
WWW.ALICEINDESIGNLAND.COM