“If you can’t quite capture what you’re seeing yet, write down your observations. Draw an arrow pointing to the part of the drawing … record what you are learning.”
Danny Gregory, How to Draw Without Talent, page 67
“Yet” is perhaps the most vital tool in our pencilbox. It shifts a negative into the optimistic: “I can’t” vs “I can’t, yet”.
It’s not a measure of time. It’s a statement of belief.
“Yet” may happen next week, next year, years from now, or tomorrow. Yet may take longer than we wish, or it may surprise us. There’s no way to know for certain, but if you leave off the “yet”, you leave off any possibility that it will happen, because believing in yourself is the first step.
We find it so easy to believe we’ll fail. Have the same degree of conviction in your “yet”.