False Start

Handlettering & Illustration by Ashleigh Brady

Handlettering & Illustration by Ashleigh Brady

Sometimes we get so excited about the thing we are about to do that we take off running full-speed before the starting gun is fired.

That's kind of what we did a couple of weeks ago.

Our website wasn't ready, we outsourced our online store to an existing marketplace, and our first cause partner didn't align like we had hoped it would. We were so excited about showing you what we had been working so hard on, that we overlooked some pretty key elements to making a good first impression.

We had a pretty good (or bad) false start.

And that's okay.

You don't always have to have everything figured out to start moving forward. Sometimes action is all you need to learn the steps you should be taking. Mistakes will happen and you'll feel like you failed a little bit.

And that is also okay.

We learned a lot. 

Most of all we learned that choosing action over inaction was the best choice for us. By choosing action, we will be sending out six prints with  positive messages to people in the next couple of days as well as, raised funds to support Charity Water's response to the Nepal Earthquake.

Those are the things that get us excited about One Positive Thought and the journey we hope it takes us on.

So, here's to moving forward and not having it all together - here's to being determined to do what you love and inviting people like yourself to be a part of the journey.

- Ashleigh

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.
— Norman Vincent Peale