I had the opportunity to have my first gallery in LA and showcase some of my work from 'Spirits of Dune'. Moras Productions presented a musical exhibition of three Latino artists: artist Abraham Matias showcased concept art of his project “Spirits of Dune”, pianist Jose Antonio Roman performing his solo album “Essential Madness”, and Moras Productions shared his latest film “30 Days with my Brother’ and in development upcoming projects.
Convincing ourselves to sit and start working is a struggle. In between our fulltime jobs, school, and everyday responsibilities we end up tired, uninspired, or perhaps just scared of failing. So we end up procrastinating, feeling guilty, uninspired and stuck in a “creative block”.
What if there was a way to trick ourselves into starting?
Agree to work for 15 minutes. 15 short minutes. Sit down, look at the time and begin working. More likely than not, you’ll end up working for way more than that. You’ll get so into what you’re doing and loose track of time. Getting momentum is easy; getting started is the real struggle. Don’t take it from me, take it from Newton: ‘An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion unless acted upon by an unbalanced force’.
Let those 15 minutes of work be that ‘unbalanced force’ that gets you back in the race.
And even if you end up working just for those 15 minutes, you’ve accomplished your original goal. Achieving goals leads to more inspiration, feeling empowered and gaining momentum, even if that goal is as small as 15 minutes of work.