making art

Every overnight success begins with at least a hundred failures. These may be major. These maybe minor. At the end of the day, one chalks it up to experience and begins again.

Biographies of successful people never share the failures. And yet they happen all the time:

A.) Stephen King’s first novel was rejected 30 times.
B.) Oprah Winfrey gave birth at age 14 and lost her child.
C.) Franklin Roosevelt became partially paralyzed at 39.
D.) Steven Spielberg was rejected from USC, twice.

Despite the setbacks, did these people give up? Some days may be worse than others because of negativity. Some people are going to try to put you down. Some situations are going to beg you to give up.

It all comes down to a simple choice. Will you stop or will you continue on? There is no magic formula for success. There are no one-size-fits-all recipes. There are no easy answers. It takes hard work to make your success. It takes as Edward James Olmos once said: “ganas.”

Ganas!

When you fail. When you feel down in the dumps. When the world is crashing around you. Keep working on that success. Do the research. Manage your time. Keep creating.

I fail every single day. And I am going to keep failing until I get it right. One of the films that inspires me to this day is Batman Begins.

Alfred asks Bruce, “Why do we fall?”

“So we can learn to pick ourselves up again.”

That is the key. Despite what your friends and family may tell you. Despite what your co-workers or boss may tell you. Despite what the universe may tell you. Pick yourself up from Perdition. Surround yourself with people that make you happy or contribute to bettering yourself in every way. Listen to your mind, body, and soul!

I needed to release some positivity out into the world because it has been one of those rough patch periods. I hope this gives you some inspiration to be the best version of yourself earning your best life; you deserve it! Have a wonderful week. #CarryTheFire

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