This post is about making choices; I feel I have to motivate myself to make that change. It’s tough but I do really have to make that change. Don’t you wish everything goes smoothly in life that all the time, we don’t encounter any setbacks? No problems. Everything is perfect in this world.
I need to decide!
Yes, it is very disappointing but it all happens to all of us. Nothing is perfect in this very imperfect world even the lucky ones encounter problems. There will come a time when faced with a dilemma; one has to make a choice – one or two choices. I sometimes flip a coin but only the simple choices I do that. Disappointing, yes, but hey – what can I do? One choice can affect the other choice so I will go with my gut instinct and see what happens so I will motivate myself and move forward.
Yes or No…
If it is meant to be, it will always be for me but like I always said, a bad experience can also be a good one in the long run.
Knowing me, perseverance is my strongest quality and not all people know this. I do not quit. I never give up. I never ever will let it stop me. I do not let one bad experience hinder me from anything under the sun. If I have to dive the sea of uncertainty, I will do it. When the picture doesn’t fit; do not force it.
1st Photo Credit: Forza
2nd Photo Credit: Listverse
As we all experience in life, we all have our ups and downs but it should not let us get our hopes and dreams out of the way. I came across this inspirational letter from Austin Madison, an animator.
Love that advice from the paragraph “persist on telling your story” and it could be applied to anyone and everyone in this planet.
It may be difficult work, but to live out your dreams, persistence is a key to success.
May 17, 2011
To Whom it May Inspire,
I, like many of you artists out there, constantly shift between two states. The first (and far more preferable of the two) is white-hot, “in the zone” seat-of-the-pants, firing on all cylinders creative mode. This happens about 3% of the time.
The other 97% of the time I am in the frustrated, struggling, office-corner-full-of-crumpled-up-paper mode. The important thing is to slog diligently through this quagmire of discouragement and despair. Put on some audio commentary and listen to the stories of professionals who have been making films for decades going through the same slings and arrows of outrageous production problems.
In a word: PERSIST.
PERSIST on telling your story. PERSIST on reaching your audience. PERSIST on staying true to your vision. Remember what Peter Jackson said, “Pain is temporary. Film is forever.” And he of all people should know.
So next time you hit writers block, or your computer crashes and you lose a entire night’s work because you didn’t hit save (always hit save), just remember: you’re never far from that next burst of divine creativity. Work through that 97% of murky abyssmal mediocrity to get to that 3% which everyone will remember you for!
I guarantee you, the art will be well worth the work!
Your friend and mine,
“ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE!”
Please check out Austin Madison’s blog: http://www.animatorlettersproject.com/2011/05/letter-from-austin-madison-pixar.html
You can read Austin’s blog post about the Animator Letters Project:
Source: FirstShowing.net @ Cool Stuff Must Read: A Pixar Animator’s Inspirational Letter About Persistence by Alex Bellington