"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." -Dale Carnegie
People who take the time to discover who they are/what they want out of life and then set out to achieve related goals are a huge source of inspiration to me.
Sometimes, I feel like we live in a world of "buts" (and not because I watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians) where expressed dreams are all too often countered with well-meaning "words of wisdom" that begin with a phrase like this one, "But, did you stop to think that you might not make it...."
Bleh. Those kinds of "buts" are so not cool!
It takes strength of character, clear vision, and enduring passion to keep trying and ignore those blasted "buts".
What I gather from these life stories is that questions like, "What if I'm not good enough?" and "Why should I try when other people will probably be better than me?" are irrelevant. If you're an artist with a point of view that you really want to share with the world, then you should try your best to share it! Maybe you'll fail and that's okay. Get up and keep trying. Watching someone try is, in itself, an inspiration to me; the success that may come with the effort is the icing on the cake.
So, that's how I feel when I read about the lives of people who try to achieve their dreams. and, despite all odds, refuse to give up. That kind of passion is one of the most beautiful aspects of humanity.
I'm curious, whose life story inspires you?
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