“Anyone who say he has finished a canvas is terribly arrogant” (Claude Monet)
I went to the Monet exhibition yesterday and immersed myself in this artist’s life. Monet had an incredible work ethic and dedication to his craft.
Monet is perhaps most famous for his waterlilies paintings, captured in his garden at different times of the day featuring the changing light. He painted the same thing again and again aiming for the perfection he knew he was never going to achieve.
Monet combined his love of gardening with his love of painting. Later in life he worked on both every day.
Monet did not let grief nor his failing eyesight stop him. Instead he used the physical and emotional impact of these challenges to inspire him through his art.
We can learn from Monet how important it is to go after the things in life you want most and how to stand-up tall when the odds are against you.
We should aim for continual improvement in our lives – become better as a person and a business leader. Continue to learn and love what you do and you will have the opportunity to create a beautiful legacy – what will be yours?
“the more I live, the more I regret how little I know” (Claude Monet)