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Be Proactive Not Reactive by StephenMcCranie Be Proactive Not Reactive by StephenMcCranie
Hey friends, this is a comics essay I wrote for a blog I do called Doodle Alley. Wherever you are on your journey as a creator, I hope these comics encourage you! If you like this and want to see more, please favorite this!

Here's a link to the Doodle Alley blog:

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RadenWA Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Progress calendar! Everyone should make one.
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TurningLeaves Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Oh my gosh, the two last panels are gold. What a super ingenious idea! :la:
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional
Thanks!
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That calender idea has inspired me somewhat...
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NeonPoweredFirefly Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
AMEN
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional
:party:
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The deadlinosaurus is fantastic :D
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional
Thanks! :party:
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Hyperchaotix Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I struggle with this and am also the kind of person who waits until the last minute but somehow gets everything done in record time. I admit that I usually choose to do it this way... because I have a fear that if I suddenly feel like I have a lot of free time, I'll somehow lose touch with raw ambition; the drive to push through overwhelming odds. Maybe it's the thrill of the challenge that I crave? I'm not really sure. It's stressful, but I feel that's my downfall. It's stressful to the point where I feel like I would accomplish less work if I did it any other way... I really need to fix myself up...
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional
Yeah, that's exactly where I used to be-- I found a way out of it not by changing myself, but by changing my system. It's only natural to work on things when we have an impending deadline-- that's when we're most motivated to work! My thinking was this: maybe I'm not broken, but my system is. If I understand how I work-- that I am motivated by deadlines-- then I should be able use how I work to my advantage. It's taken a lot of experimenting, and I think everyone is different, but I've gotten in to using timers to create a sense of deadline to motivate myself. I'll break my goals down into steps that are so small they won't take much time at all, and then I set a timer and say, can I do this one simple step in only 10 minutes? It's a challenge, and it's kind of fun, working against the clock, trying to beat it. It's motivating. So my advice is, start tinkering around with a system for yourself that works for you. Keep what works, throw away what doesn't, and eventually you'll find something that clicks. You can do it!
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