I wanted to write something to inspire and encourage those creative people out there who feel they are stuck, going nowhere.
I suppose it’s something like drilling for oil. It may take a long time and tons of patience but don’t be tempted to give in. Imagine the thought that you threw in the towel moments before your breakthrough. It doesn’t bear thinking about.
Here’s something that may encourage you. Then ditch the negative people in your life, take a deep breath and, as my gran used to say;-pick yourself up, dust yourself down and if necessary start all over again.
Who wants to live in their comfort zone anyway, its boring.
So here goes. The internet is full of inspirational people who have failed many times but refused to give in and gone on to do the most amazing things. Do your own research and be encouraged, but as a visionary for literature, the arts, TV and media this one just has to be my favourite of all time.
Walt Disney: As we all know the Disney empire rakes in billions from merchandise, movies and theme parks around the world, but Walt Disney himself had a tough beginning.
Did you know that he was fired by a newspaper editor because, quote ‘he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.’ Can you believe it?
Later he started a number of businesses that didn’t last too long and ended with bankruptcy and failure. He refused to give in and let go of his vision, kept plugging away as they say. Well the rest is history. And I absolutely loved it when I saw an interview with a member of his family on national television and it went something like this.
Quote. ‘Wouldn’t it have been wonderful if Walt Disney was here to see all this today.’
A simple answer. ‘He did see all this, and more besides.’
I think he found his recipe for success don’t you.
So this is what I have to say today, straight from the heart.
‘A vision usually begins in the heart and mind of one person. It often causes confusion, doubt and sometimes mass hysteria to those listening when it is spoken out. They are obviously not visionaries! Or they don’t see your vision, but why would they?
If you see it, feel it, know it, taste it, believe it, live it and breathe it. If it will not go away no matter how hard you try, then it’s more likely to be, than not to be. Determination, guts, commitment, the willingness to be ridiculed, doubted and despised seems to be the criteria for a visionary, as I have painfully learnt. Undoubtedly, and in my case, the willingness to make sacrifices, to give up friendships, time and most importantly money is an absolute requisite. I was prepared to lose everything at the cost of being wrong, but to be able to look back at the end of my life and say…I tried! On the contrary, I cannot imagine the pain and sorrow, if having not run the race of feeling WHAT IF!’
God Bless Anna