Go after your dream, no matter how unattainable others think it is. -Linda Mastandrea
The best thing that can ever happen to you is to live on your passions, and only when you do something you love, something you think about all the time, that you can be creative. So below is a list of things persuading your passion will take:
1- Practice, practice:
I've learned that nothing is impossible as long as you want to do it. So when you want to do something so hard, then all that you need, is to practice and you'll make it no doubt, and while you're trying, don't give up trying. Even if it's not going to work out it's not a waste of time. Time spent doing something you love is never a wasted time. 2- Surround yourself with inspiration: If you want inspiration you'll have to be mindful for what's happening around you. It means noticing the details and what everything is trying to teach you. Inspire from others, don't start from the zero, start from where others have stopped and continue, add a value. 3- Stop watching, start acting: It's not only about watching others to get inspiration, sometimes you need to stop watching and start doing. Sometimes what you have, what you do in the process can inspire you more than watching others. It's not like you're missing much by not following those great people, the point from getting inspiration and motivation is to do something after all, not just watching. 4- Do it again and again:
When you decide to work on your passion, you'll probably fail and fail hard, don't mind it, do it again and again until you no longer have to think about it. All that it takes is practicing, we try and fail and try again and that's the fun of it, don't hold yourself back and don't lose faith, you can do it all, but you need to get used on it first! You're capable of doing what you love, and if you're not, then all that you need is more practicing. 5- It won't be easy: It would probably be demotivating, but you should find something to hold onto and if there is something that does matter, then it would be the fact that you're improving day after day, and that's what counts. Life is lessons, and the point from struggling is to stand up stronger than ever before. When working on your passion sounds hard to you, then your passion must be really ambitious, keep up the work, it'll pay back for sure. A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist. - Eleanor Roosevelt
6- Don't lose your purpose: After a while from starting to work on your passion, you might forget the reason why you've started, whether you made the success or not, when you become so obsessed about money or fame, there you should stop for a moment and remind yourself with your "why" Maybe you're not that experienced, but that wouldn't matter because all that you need is this flame inside of you, this passion, this excitement and this determination, and it's already enough.
BY KEVIN KAISER
There’s no argument anymore. Neuroscience confirms that highly creative people think and act differently than the average person. Their brains are literally hardwired in a unique way. But that gift can often strain relationships. I’ve seen it firsthand while working with New York Times bestselling authors and Grammy-winning musicians.
If you love a highly creative person, you probably experience moments when it seems like they live in a completely different world than you. Truth is, they do. But trying to change them isn’t nearly as effective as trying to understand them.
It all begins by seeing the world through their lens and remembering these 20 things:
1. They have a mind that never slows down.
The creative mind is a non-stop machine fueled by intense curiosity. There is no pause button and no way to power it down. This can be exhausting at times but it is also the source of some crazy fun activities and conversations.
2. They challenge the status quo.
Two questions drive every creative person more than any others: What if? and Why not? They question what everyone else takes at face value. While uncomfortable for those around them, it’s this ability that enables creatives to redefine what’s possible.
3. They embrace their genius even if others don’t.
Creative individuals would rather be authentic than popular. Staying true to who they are, without compromise, is how they define success even if means being misunderstood or marginalized.
4. They have difficulty staying on task.
Highly creative people are energized by taking big mental leaps and starting new things. Existing projects can turn into boring slogs when the promise of something new and exciting grabs their attention.
5. They create in cycles.
Creativity has a rhythm that flows between periods of high, sometimes manic, activity and slow times that can feel like slumps. Each period is necessary and can’t be skipped just like the natural seasons are interdependent and necessary.
6. They need time to feed their souls.
No one can drive cross-country on a single take of gas. In the same way, creative people need to frequently renew their source of inspiration and drive. Often, this requires solitude for periods of time.
7. They need space to create.
Having the right environment is essential to peak creativity. It may be a studio, a coffee shop, or a quiet corner of the house. Wherever it is, allow them to set the boundaries and respect them.
8. They focus intensely.
Highly creative people tune the entire world out when they’re focused on work. They cannot multi-task effectively and it can take twenty minutes to re-focus after being interrupted, even if the interruption was only twenty seconds.
9. They feel deeply.
Creativity is about human expression and communicating deeply. It’s impossible to give what you don’t have, and you can only take someone as far as you have gone yourself. A writer once told me that an artist must scream at the page if they want a whisper to be heard. In the same way, a creative person must feel deep if they are to communicate deeply.
10. They live on the edge of joy and depression.
Because they feel deeply, highly creative people often can quickly shift from joy to sadness or even depression. Their sensitive heart, while the source of their brilliance, is also the source of their suffering.
11. They think and speak in stories.
Facts will never move the human heart like storytelling can. Highly creative people, especially artists, know this and weave stories into everything they do. It takes longer for them to explain something, explaining isn’t the point. The experience is.
12. They battle Resistance every day.
Steven Pressfield, author of The War of Art, writes:
“Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.”
Highly creative people wake up every morning, fully aware of the need to grow and push themselves. But there is always the fear, Resistance as Pressfield calls it, that they don’t have what it takes. No matter how successful the person, that fear never goes away. They simply learn to deal with it, or not.
13. They take their work personally.
Creative work is a raw expression of the person who created it. Often, they aren’t able to separate themselves from it, so every critique is seen either as a validation or condemnation of their self-worth.
14. They have a hard time believing in themselves.
Even the seemingly self-confident creative person often wonders, Am I good enough? They constantly compare their work with others and fail to see their own brilliance, which may be obvious to everyone else.
15. They are deeply intuitive.
Science still fails to explain the How and Why of creativity. Yet, creative individuals know instinctively how to flow in it time and again. They will tell you that it can’t be understood, only experienced firsthand.
16. They often use procrastination as a tool.
Creatives are notorious procrastinators because many do their best work under pressure. They will subconsciously, and sometimes purposefully, delay their work until the last minute simply to experience the rush of the challenge.
17. They are addicted to creative flow.
Recent discoveries in neuroscience reveal that “the flow state” might be the most addictive experience on earth. The mental and emotional payoff is why highly creative people will suffer through the highs and lows of creativity. It’s the staying power. In a real sense, they are addicted to the thrill of creating.
18. They have difficulty finishing projects.
The initial stage of the creative process is fast moving and charged with excitement. Often, they will abandon projects that are too familiar in order to experience the initial flow that comes at the beginning.
19. They connect dots better than others.
True creativity, Steve Jobs once said, is little more than connecting the dots. It’s seeing patterns before they become obvious to everyone else.
20. They will never grow up.
Creatives long to see through the eyes of a child and never lose a sense of wonder. For them, life is about mystery, adventure, and growing young. Everything else is simply existing, and not true living.
We all strive to be successful, but not all of us are willing to put in effort to make it happen, but there are no handouts, if you want something in life then you have to work for it! So what does it takes to make the success!
We're all talented, you just have to find out what's your talent, or maybe talents, something you do better than others and you enjoy doing, your mission is to find out this talent and to invest it.
Positivity is a talent, it's being able to see the good about everything, not all the people out there can do so.
flexibility is a talent, it's to give out your right for others without considering it so, you simply see it as helping someone who's in need.
You don't need all the talents to succeed, you just need the ones you have!
According to that talent decide for yourself what you want to do, don't believe what others are saying about you, because only you know what you love and what you can do best. And only when you're in the right place, that you can give out your best, so make sure that you're doing what you love.
Know your value and know that you have something special that no one can make you doubt it, not even your loved ones, fight for what you believe in and keep believing even if that means that you'll be standing all alone. Don't judge yourself by what others think of you.
They say you need about 10 000 hours to master anything you want to do. that means 2 hours every day for 14 years!! hold on you still have a lot of practice to do! it's not about you, it's just that you needed more practicing.
"Success is 1% talent and 99% practice and hard work"
It doesn't matter what you've learned, what does is how you do apply what you've learned.
It's not true that others didn't practice a lot, or that they made it in a short time and they didn't face any hard times! because they did practice when no one was noticing, but when they made the success everybody does notice them. No one would tell you about the hard time they've been facing, the times they've been rejected, the times they felt desperate and hopeless, but they didn't give up and that's why they made it!
Be excited for the nights you're going to stay up working on your dreams, be excited for the challenges your going to embrace to learn more and to get even stronger to stand in front of no matter that will come, be excited about the work and the value you're going to serve.
You're capable and you can do much more than what you think you can and it's not a shame to fail, the shame is to fail to try.
Never give up!
The best motivation isn't the encouragements, it's the judgments, being doubted and rejected, that's what will make you fight even harder.
The reason why people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go. Instead of how far they have gone. but in fact what you've been through until now is already a success itself, don't let your success be all about money, it's actually the person you've become in the process. It's the journey that matters, being successful without enjoying things while you are achieving your goal isn't worth it.
There's a lot of hope in the second chance, always try another time, don't give up! give yourself a second chance. But never give up! it's not a shame to fail, but it's a shame to fail to try.
You may think that successful people had made their success accidentally or they haven't face any problems, but this is not true, they didn't found the circumstances to succeed, so they did create it by themselves, there's no successful who did made his success without facing difficulties and overcoming it, unless it won't be called a success, it's just a luck! not being noticed doesn't mean that you're less than those who are famous, don't underestimate yourself, believe in you!
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up, the most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
Love it, be ready to practice it and never give up, that's all what it takes and that's how you make sure that you'll succeed.
"No matter how old you are now. You are never too young or too old for success or going after what you want. Here’s a short list of people who accomplished great things at different ages
1) Helen Keller, at the age of 19 months, became deaf and blind. But that didn’t stop her. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
2) Mozart was already competent on keyboard and violin; he composed from the age of 5.
3) Shirley Temple was 6 when she became a movie star on “Bright Eyes.”
4) Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Anne Frank.
5) Magnus Carlsen became a chess Grandmaster at the age of 13.
6) Nadia Comăneci was a gymnast from Romania that scored seven perfect 10.0 and won three gold medals at the Olympics at age 14.
7) Tenzin Gyatso was formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama in November 1950, at the age of 15.
8) Pele, a soccer superstar, was 17 years old when he won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil.
9) Elvis was a superstar by age 19.
10) John Lennon was 20 years and Paul Mcartney was 18 when the Beatles had their first concert in 1961.
11) Jesse Owens was 22 when he won 4 gold medals in Berlin 1936.
12) Beethoven was a piano virtuoso by age 23
13) Issac Newton wrote Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica at age 24
14) Roger Bannister was 25 when he broke the 4 minute mile record
15) Albert Einstein was 26 when he wrote the theory of relativity
16) Lance E. Armstrong was 27 when he won the tour de France
17) Michelangelo created two of the greatest sculptures “David” and “Pieta” by age 28
18) Alexander the Great, by age 29, had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world
19) J.K. Rowling was 30 years old when she finished the first manuscript of Harry Potter
20) Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
21) Oprah was 32 when she started her talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind
22) Edmund Hillary was 33 when he became the first man to reach Mount Everest
23) Martin Luther King Jr. was 34 when he wrote the speech “I Have a Dream."
24) Marie Curie was 35 years old when she got nominated for a Nobel Prize in Physics
25) The Wright brothers, Orville (32) and Wilbur (36) invented and built the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight
26) Vincent Van Gogh was 37 when he died virtually unknown, yet his paintings today are worth millions.
27) Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon.
28) Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", and 49 years old when he wrote "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
29) Christopher Columbus was 41 when he discovered the Americas
30) Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused to obey the bus driver’s order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger
31) John F. Kennedy was 43 years old when he became President of the United States
32) Henry Ford Was 45 when the Ford T came out.
33) Suzanne Collins was 46 when she wrote "The Hunger Games"
34) Charles Darwin was 50 years old when his book On the Origin of Species came out.
35) Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 years old when he painted the Mona Lisa.
36) Abraham Lincoln was 52 when he became president.
37) Ray Kroc Was 53 when he bought the McDonalds Franchise and took it to unprecedented levels.
38) Dr. Seuss was 54 when he wrote "The Cat in the Hat".
40) Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III was 57 years old when he successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009. All of the 155 passengers aboard the aircraft survived
41) Colonel Harland Sanders was 61 when he started the KFC Franchise
42) J.R.R Tolkien was 62 when the Lord of the Ring books came out
43) Ronald Reagan was 69 when he became President of the US
44) Jack Lalane at age 70 handcuffed, shackled, towed 70 rowboats
45) Nelson Mandela was 76 when he became President"
I would always daydream about appearance, luxury, a perfect guy, a perfect life.. and I tried to convince myself that it's silly, life isn't about appearance, until my friend asked me what do I daydream about most of times, I said success! yeah when I daydream about appearance, I would be successful so I'll have it all! that was great for me as a goal, to be successful, money would come next as a consequence! and it's not about money but it's about the fun you're having while you're making money, when you do something you're passionate about, something you wouldn't think of having a vacation from, that's what would give your life a meaning.
So what leads to success?
There are 8 principles that lead to success
Doing something you love, something you're passionate about, something you won't give up on! success isn't really about money, it's rather about enjoying doing what you love, it's the value you add to the world, the changes you've been through, the person you've became from all the challenges and struggles you've been through.
You can't reach success with hands in your pockets, you need to work hard, but since you're doing something you love, then you'll have fun, you won't need any vacations, or days off!
3- Be good at it:
And that comes with practicing it. The more you practice, the easier it becomes.
Focus on your work not on money, money will come as a consequence!
You need to push yourself to work hard, to give up shyness and to show up, you need to push yourself to give up self-doubt, because nothing can kill creativity as much as doubting yourself would do.
when you work on dreams, sometimes you may feel not in mood to work on it, not because you don't love it anymore, but because you need some motivation, you should not wait to find the motivation to work again, make your own by yourself, set some goals with deadlines, make it as an obligation even if you were free to work whenever you want and as much as you want, your future self will thank you for it.
Your success is all about that value that you're going to add to the people, serve a value! be a problem solver!
You need to be creative, start where others finished and do better, don't start from the zero. Being able to generate ideas, is actually a talent, yet you still need to parctice it. Most of the ideas comes from problems, only when you feel the need to solve a problem that you can find an idea!
When you create something from nothing you need to be patient, in the beginning when you can't see any results to keep your motivation for working and putting in the effort, there when you need to push yourself to keep going, I know it's hard to wake up in the morning, and you can't find the motivation to leave your bed, but even so be excited because you're doing what you love, not everyone would have the opportunity to work on what they love, most of people go to jobs they don't like and live a life they don't like, you're doing what you love, right? so why to wait results, why to not just enjoy every single minute you're working on your passion!!
Failure is not falling down, but refusing to get up. - Chinese proverb
You don't need to win, you just need to do your best and to enjoy, it's not about the success itself as much as it's about enjoying the process, that's what matters, and while getting there you'll find out that the person you've became that what did worth it, the strength you get from all these hard times you've been through, the changes you've made,...
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