The most common question I get asked is which colors of kitchen cabinets should I paint my new construction home? The short answer is this: there are three levels of self-awareness.
The first level is when you are aware of your past habits, routines, impulses, and reactions, but you don’t have any idea of what you’re going to do with them.
The second level is when you have a good idea of what you would do, but you arent aware of the whole chain of events that led to that idea. For example, I think I might like to paint my new kitchen cabinets, but I have no idea what I really want to do with my old kitchen cabinets.
The third level is when you are self aware enough to think about the consequences of your new and old actions, and decide what you want to change. The most important thing to remember is that you want to change, not just what you want to change. The most important thing is to know what you are going to do with the new habits, routines, impulses, and reactions that you have learned.
When I say “hobby”, I mean “anything that you enjoy.” You can’t just paint them all white. There will always be something “more” you want to do.
If you are new to painting, or just painting for the first time, this is a good time to learn about what you have to work with. There is a lot to remember. For starters, paint is a lot of work. You might not think it but it takes a lot of time and effort. Also there’s the matter of getting it right. When you finish with a project, the paint always goes through some sort of chemical process.
One of the most important things to remember is to “finish.” You’ll learn how to use all the tools in your paint kit, but your paint will eventually start looking like the “real” thing. The paint that you’ve worked so hard to create, you want to keep looking real. Remember to “finish.
This is the most important thing to remember. Painting is not done just for the heck of it. Weve all made mistakes in the painting process and we get to fix them. This is how you learn. For example, you may have purchased a paint that was in the wrong shade of brown. You didnt do anything about it because you didnt realize it.
It comes down to that simple fact that we are all only human. As long as you try your best, you will eventually fail. Even if you are painting something you cant quite get right, you have to admit that you did the best you could. And when you fail, you learn.
Aye aye where the problem at is a popular saying in the paint industry. It’s a quote that I picked up from the film “Avengers: Endgame.” In it, the main character says “Do you really believe?” and then he laughs and says, “If you really believe that, then this is all you are.” In many cases, this quote can be applied to our lives as well. If we believe we can do something, that is all we are.