Just Do It: Lessons on Doing


What’s up guys? Hope you’re having a wonderful week. Lately I found this new motivation to focus
more on DOING, rather than spending too much time thinking, planning, or talking
about whatever it is that I need to do. So when I say ‘doing’, I mean actually
creating, or taking an important, necessary action to
get to your goal. Today I thought I’d share three quotes that
have driven me to focus more on doing. And I hope these quotes inspire you guys as
well. The first quote is: “Do the thing and you
shall have the power.” This quote comes from “The Slight Edge”
by Jeff Olson which is one of my favorite books. It basically means that you need to do what
you need to do in order to get what you want to get. It sounds so obvious and it’s common sense,
but really if you think about it, the power is in the doing. So everything outside of doing-which is writing, planning, thinking, talking, whatever-is
not as powerful, not as important. I went back to this quote because I caught
myself writing the same thing day after day in my morning pages which kind of showed me
that I wasn’t really moving forward. I felt that I was spending too much time writing
and talking more about the things that I want to do, rather than actually going out into the world
and DOING it. So do the thing and you shall have the power. Don’t think too much. Don’t plan too much. Don’t write too much. Just go out and do it. The second quote is: “The reward is in the
doing.” This idea comes from a book I’m currently reading called “Turning
Pro” by Steven Pressfield, and it basically means that you have to enjoy
the act of doing whatever it is that you’re doing. Do it for it’s own sake. Do it because you love the work. Do it because you’re having fun, and not because you think you’re going to
get some kind of result or reward at the end. Another reason to focus on the doing is because
you can’t control the result at the end. You can’t control the outcome. All you have control over is what you’re
doing in the present. So focus on the doing, enjoy the act of doing,
and you’ll be more motivated than if you’re doing something for something
at the end. The third quote is: “Do a lot of work.” This is a quote by Ira Glass in his famous
interview about closing the creative gap. It’s most relevant for artists and creatives but I’m pretty sure it could apply to everybody. The idea is: if you want to grow, you have to do a lot of work. You have to keep doing, keep creating, keep
practicing. Do, do, do, do, do continuously, because that’s
the way that you grow and that’s how you get better. Just keep doing a lot of work. Creative work is about quantity that turns
into quality over time. If you just keep doing a lot of work, and
you go through many iterations and many cycles of creating, doing, and practicing,
you’re going to get to where you want to be. And that’s all there is to it. Alright, those are my three lessons on doing. I really hope you guys found some wisdom in
there because those quotes are really inspiring to me. So focus on doing, keep creating, just work. Get to work. Thanks for watching guys, and I’ll see you
in the next one. Bye!

100 thoughts on “Just Do It: Lessons on Doing

  • July 22, 2015 at 5:08 pm
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    i really love watching your ideas. you'll be loved a lot by your husband as you are full of very wiseful ideas.

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  • July 22, 2015 at 5:28 pm
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    Such a relevant video for me! I read The War of Art thanks to your recommendation and that has definitely shifted my mindset a TON. Just curious, what kind of things do you like doing? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • July 22, 2015 at 5:54 pm
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    Wow I needed this. It really applies to so many aspects of my life. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • July 22, 2015 at 7:09 pm
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    This channel!!!!! I love it so much ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for sharing such inspirational quotes

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  • July 22, 2015 at 10:06 pm
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    You are so to the point. Great video ย namaste ๐ŸŒˆ

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  • July 23, 2015 at 12:12 am
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    I LOVED The Slight Edge! So insightful! Glad you mentioned that one. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • July 23, 2015 at 1:13 am
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    Motivation for people trying to become YouTubers.

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  • July 23, 2015 at 1:33 am
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    This made my morning, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • July 23, 2015 at 2:03 am
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    Definitely what I needed to hear as I try to launch off my YouTube channel and just beginning college, and just a lot of things I'm trying to achieve. I appreciate what you said about finding the reward in DOING and not putting expectations in the results but the act itself. Also, I agree that working and working at a certain task can only make you better, so as a creative, I find this advice super helpful. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • July 23, 2015 at 3:38 am
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    Love it when you do these types of videos, thank you! When the motivation is there, it's all about focus and making it happen. I'm really good at overanalysing and overthinkingย it, resulting in not so much action. For some reason I tend to forget how good it makes me feel when actually doing something (especially when creating). I find your videos very helpfulย for getting in the right mindset. But then the trick is not to get distracted, turn the computer off and just do it! Looking forward to your next vids.

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  • July 23, 2015 at 3:42 am
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    I look forward to your videos every week!!

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  • July 23, 2015 at 3:52 am
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    This video came when I needed it the most. I've been thinking more than doing, thank you!

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  • July 23, 2015 at 10:25 am
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    This is so relevant in my life right now! I'm involved in a few big projects and I find myself writing the same to-do lists everyday. Here's to taking action and moving forward!ย ๐Ÿ™Œ

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  • July 23, 2015 at 2:33 pm
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    Another great video, Aileen. Always so motivating and concise! I've been stuck in this perpetual clean out/downsizing of my belongings for about a month now. After watching this, I'm going to start posting stuff to sell or give away today.

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  • July 23, 2015 at 9:29 pm
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    Great video…

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  • July 24, 2015 at 2:31 am
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    God!!!…I love your video's!!!

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  • July 24, 2015 at 4:42 am
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    Teehee! JUST DO IT! This is so relevant to me right now. I am such a planner, such an ideas person. I'm constantly challenging myself to do more. It's tough sometimes because I feel like its not my nature but I'm trying — scratch that. I'm doing my best. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the inspiration my dear! I always look forward to learning more from you <3

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  • July 24, 2015 at 6:38 pm
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    Just… DO IT!!!ย  Don't let your dreams be dreams.

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  • July 25, 2015 at 4:53 am
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    Hi there,
    Thank you for sharing your ideas – i'm really enjoying them! ย Your friendly voice and manner are lovely to watch. ย Have a great day!

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  • July 26, 2015 at 6:49 am
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    for last 5 days i am watching this everyday

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  • July 27, 2015 at 12:49 pm
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    just like Shia labeouf

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  • July 27, 2015 at 6:54 pm
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    I just stumbled across your channel after having looked up how to live minimally and really enjoyed some of the videos I've seen, you've definitely earned my sub!

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  • July 28, 2015 at 1:38 pm
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    This is a very great video n helped me start my day

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  • July 30, 2015 at 2:23 am
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    That is powerful!

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  • August 1, 2015 at 5:06 am
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    DO IT! JUST .. DO IT!!

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  • August 3, 2015 at 2:29 pm
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    You are so inspiring, I am so glad I found your channel!

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  • August 11, 2015 at 11:29 pm
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    Hello! Just wanted to tell you you're such an inspiration and an amazing person, and you are a refreshment to all the crap we see during the day ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • August 22, 2015 at 6:07 am
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    I never comment on Youtube videos, but I can't stop watching yours! You are so genuine, inspiring, and are really good at talking to a camera (is that weird?). Anyways, thanks for making all of the awesome videos that you do, and don't stop!

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  • October 3, 2015 at 3:37 am
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    Great quotes! Keep doing, people! Enjoy.

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  • October 12, 2015 at 3:49 pm
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    Loved this video , very motivational for me ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  • October 12, 2015 at 3:59 pm
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    One of my favourite videos. I always come back to this one. Thanks for putting it out there ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • November 10, 2015 at 5:57 am
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    what's the font at the start of the video ??

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  • November 19, 2015 at 3:12 pm
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    My dad would say 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.( Thomas Jefferson). That always motivated me and i never forgot it.

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  • November 22, 2015 at 8:31 am
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    I'm in love with your channel! I like how your videos are so inspirational and motivates me to get up and be happy and do sthing. You just seem so genuine, feeling all the good vibes! x

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  • December 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm
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    Love your message! Thank you for inspiration:)) Greetings from Berlin xoxo

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  • December 24, 2015 at 5:26 am
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    Love this. Just do the damn work, that's where great things happen! Work also happens to be spiritual for me.

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  • December 28, 2015 at 3:26 pm
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    I feel society have an unhealthy focus on productivity "oh no I'm a horrible person because I'm not busy at this exact moment." and feel like shit when they do the healthy things like take breaks.

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  • March 19, 2016 at 11:47 pm
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    Very inspiring! Btw, nice necklace!

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  • May 1, 2016 at 8:02 pm
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    maaaaan can't believe i haven't seen your amazing videos until now! I LOVE YOU! thanks so much for motivating me. it meant a lot to me right now so haha i better get back to work!

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  • May 18, 2016 at 8:47 pm
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    i love the slight edge too! also one of my favourites. im reading it for the second time now! ๐Ÿ˜„

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  • May 18, 2016 at 8:51 pm
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    I've just downloaded turning pro on my kindle, thank you! ๐Ÿ’–

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  • June 2, 2016 at 9:02 am
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    that is soon true… recently i was just overthinking about my school project and I couldnt do what I was supposed to do at the end. maaaaan wish i watched your video during that time. haha nice vid! thank you<3

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  • July 8, 2016 at 9:13 pm
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    I think I've found my new favorite quote, but it's not one of your faves, it's from you! The way you said it was just so… Wow. " Creative work is about quantity turning into quality over time."
    And I will go back to working, working, working on my blog, making it better for every post I write and take photos for. Thanks Aileen!

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  • September 2, 2016 at 2:02 am
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    Love you, Lavendarie ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿ™†

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  • September 30, 2016 at 3:36 am
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    Great video and good quotes. Thank you for the positive ideas and also for including all those links in description. I saw that you use an 80d now but clearly the t4i was also incredible at shooting these vlogs! Subscribed

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  • January 6, 2017 at 2:20 am
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    I just discovered your channel, and I love your vids!! Thanks for your inspiration!

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  • January 10, 2017 at 4:20 am
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    You are a breath of fresh air!! I love your channel

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  • January 20, 2017 at 8:37 pm
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    "do do do do continuously"…that's a lot of doodoo =P
    But seriously, great vids and advice! Loving your channel

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  • January 24, 2017 at 7:16 pm
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    thank you so much for this — really needed this. ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

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  • February 12, 2017 at 9:49 pm
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    This is exactly what I needed right now. Thank you x

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  • February 15, 2017 at 6:36 pm
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    Just found your channel and love it but I wish Youtube would get rid of the goober Tai Lopez before each of your videos!

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  • February 25, 2017 at 4:17 pm
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    i like you))you really inspire me)thank for video

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  • March 11, 2017 at 11:09 am
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    this was first given by lord krishna
    in bhagvad gita known as karma yoga. thanx for making this video

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  • March 14, 2017 at 1:34 pm
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    I really like your content! I'm glad you are making it.

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  • March 19, 2017 at 12:12 am
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    I am so glad I found your channel. It's immensely gratifying to meet with likeminded individuals. Thank you for being who you are. ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹ #SexyCulturedCaring

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  • May 4, 2017 at 6:44 am
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    I really love your motivational videos @Lavendaire! Thank you so much, they really do help. xx

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  • May 11, 2017 at 5:25 am
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    This video is perfect for me! We always get the information and signs when we need them, i believe : )

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  • May 15, 2017 at 4:35 pm
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    As a musician, I see this problem happen in alot of young musicians around me. There is alot of "talk" about doing this, practicing this, wanting to perform this piece, etc.. The problem is exactly what you mentioned. Everyone is all talk, but only the select few who ignore the talk and just DO, they are the most successful. Action always speaks louder then words!

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  • May 27, 2017 at 8:30 am
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    VITAL WISDOM

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  • June 7, 2017 at 11:41 pm
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    I recently found your channel and website and absolutely love what you're all about. This video is spot on, thank you!

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  • June 9, 2017 at 7:41 pm
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    You are my life Coach/Guru !!!! Love YOU !!! โคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโค

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  • June 14, 2017 at 2:54 am
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    I LOVE YOUU

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  • June 17, 2017 at 2:36 pm
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    I can't believe you didn't include "Just do it" – Nike

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  • July 17, 2017 at 3:22 am
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    Life changing ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you. I always talk about what I want to do, because I'm scared of it not being as good as it is in my head, but you're right. Everyone just needs to get out there and do what they are meant to be doing

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  • July 21, 2017 at 4:18 am
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    I love your vedios.๐Ÿ’– keep it up.

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  • July 27, 2017 at 7:20 am
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    So inspiring this video! Thank you Lavaendaire

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  • July 28, 2017 at 9:29 am
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    I don't know you..your name..but I love you.

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  • July 30, 2017 at 8:25 am
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    I really like the saying "a year from now you will have wished you'd started today" I try not to wait to do something even if it's the tiniest first step and the rest follow later

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  • July 31, 2017 at 5:44 pm
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    "Creative work is about quantity that turns into quality over time"
    – Lavendaire

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  • August 1, 2017 at 3:43 am
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    You're YouTube videos are awesome! Thank you so much for the inspiration! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • August 1, 2017 at 6:11 am
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    I wish you could be the top 1 YouTuber in whole American nan

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  • August 1, 2017 at 6:12 am
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    I wish you could be the no. 1 YouTuber in America man

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  • August 6, 2017 at 3:27 pm
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    Can you recommend good self-help/empowering/inspiring books? You're like my online mentor when it comes to self-acceptance and self-improvement. I love your channel so much! If you'll ever write a book about these things, I will buy it for sure! (or do you have one already?)

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  • August 16, 2017 at 7:51 am
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    Loving this!!!!

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  • August 28, 2017 at 1:19 am
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    I'm smiling while watching videos because this is exactly what my problem these days. thanks..I'll writing my book in 1 year.

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  • August 31, 2017 at 1:18 pm
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    Hee sunshine

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  • September 5, 2017 at 12:41 pm
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    Thank you. I am so inspired by you. I really love this sharing.

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  • September 16, 2017 at 10:45 am
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    You are so pacefull ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜ I love your vidรฉos

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  • September 30, 2017 at 3:41 pm
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    I love your channel… <3

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  • October 8, 2017 at 4:02 am
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    I finally began doing instead of just thinking/saying. For years I would plan my photography and writing. I would put it off and not actually take action due to me planning. I finally decided to open my portfolio and blog. I applied for a position in my school's book. I worked for a yearbook too.

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  • October 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm
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    Amazing! Great content, motivational, so inspirational. Thanks for all the hardwork you put into your content with actual meaning

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  • November 9, 2017 at 8:57 am
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    Thanks for sharing

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  • November 14, 2017 at 7:50 am
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    I always watch your videos in the morning when I can't seem to find focus. Thank you!

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  • January 1, 2018 at 8:27 am
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    These quotes are so simple but so effective..

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  • February 28, 2018 at 6:05 am
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    thank you for this video!

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  • March 17, 2018 at 8:27 am
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    This whole video summed up in one sentence ;

    "Just DO IT"

    โค

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  • March 19, 2018 at 2:42 pm
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    Love your videos ๐Ÿ˜

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  • March 26, 2018 at 6:40 pm
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    Thanks for the inspiration ๐Ÿ˜˜

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  • May 27, 2018 at 2:35 pm
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    You inspire me โค

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  • June 5, 2018 at 2:18 am
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    Thank you for this โค๏ธ

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  • June 12, 2018 at 8:08 pm
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    Thank you.. You are too inspiring..I love the way you talk…I love your voice as well๐Ÿ˜Š

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  • June 27, 2018 at 10:49 am
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    thanks, its made my day

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  • October 21, 2018 at 5:22 pm
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    โคโคโค

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  • December 7, 2018 at 5:03 am
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    Anybody in 2018๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

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  • February 18, 2019 at 10:28 pm
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    "creative work is about quantity turned into quality over time" ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  • February 26, 2019 at 5:40 am
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    Hi Aileen, do you have a vlog on reviewing/ reflecting on notes, journals,etc.?

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  • May 12, 2019 at 6:59 pm
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    I know this video is quite old, but I discovered your channel recently, I love it because I feel that your tips and your energy can inspire everyone. however, the 2nd quote canโ€™t apply to school work, or anything you are told to do but donโ€™t decide to do, like it seems to be the case for freelance artists…

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  • August 12, 2019 at 11:56 am
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    I need to see this,thank you

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  • September 12, 2019 at 3:39 pm
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    Turkish subtitles are available! Click "CC" and check the video settings. Thank you to the contributor listed in the description ๐Ÿ’•

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