Manual Focus
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Manual Focus

Greatness, Mediocrity and Glorious Defeat

Eschewing Perfectionism & Seeking Brilliance

Photo by Milad Fakurian on Unsplash

For many years, I mourned my unrealized life as a world-renowned painter. Until the age of twelve, I drew and painted almost every day. I filled my imagination with fantasies of posh galleries, television interviews and billion dollar sales. As I recall, I told myself that my career “failed” for many reasons. My parents would not send me for…

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Christy A. Schmidt

Christy A. Schmidt

Author, photographer, professor, attorney, life coach, yoga enthusiast. Insomniac. See more at: www.christyaschmidt.com or www.caschmidtphotography.com.