Timanthes, was an ancient Greek painter from the 4th century B.C. who was studying under a respected tutor.
There’s a legend that he once painted an exquisite work of art, but he became so enraptured with the painting that he spent several days gazing at it, instead of finishing it.
One morning when he arrived to admire his work, he was shocked to find it blotted out with paint. Angry, he ran to his teacher, who admitted he destroyed the painting. “I did it for your own good. That painting was retarding your progress. Start again and see if you can do better.” Continue reading