We romanticize the young,
idealistic artist or entrepreneur who has their creative moment of conception
at the tender age of nineteen and earnestly announces to themselves:
now proceed to never do anything else ever again.
Because so many of our heroes
tell this very type of origin story. How they had a dollar and a dream and no
backup plan in place, and through dedication and hard work and a bit of luck,
they were one of the ones who made it all the way.
They never did anything else
for a living for the rest of their lives, because they never needed to.
work if you can get it, but since when did hammering one nail all our lives
become the royal road to greatness?
What about the people brave enough to
accept the fact that they can do something else? Those who walk away when it’s
still beautiful? Those who quit what is impossible to win and change directions
That’s equally as admirable. Stepping aside, letting go of holding
onto themselves and trying something else to see where it takes them, that’s
Remember, everything real comes from initiating something new. We
pass up a lot of wonderful adventures because we’re afraid to let go.
LET ME ASK YA THIS...
Is your passion urging you to continue with a project long after practicality has told you to quit?
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