If you are trying something for the first time, or perhaps after a long break, you will definitely not be right or brilliant at it.
No matter how obvious it is for us, but that’s not what you should look for.
Most winners feel a sense of accomplishment when they do something they like. They psyche themselves into believing that it’s more valuable to them than the result or reward. That’s how miracles happen: when you don’t go for the obvious.
Accomplishing something cannot be described. It has to be felt. Experienced.
But we fear the risk of failure. Or of rejection. Think above fear. Trust your inner voice.
Do it for the love of doing it.
Theodore Roosevelt once quipped,
“In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
Out of fear of failure or laziness, or hopelessness about the result, we always,
Today, do for nothing.
Most likely, your result might surprise you.
He was clearly a genius. He craved just to paint. He started painting pretty late in his 20’s. In the first 8 years of his last decade of life, he created over 2000 paintings. In his last 2 years of life, he was in a lunatic asylum where he further painted another 100 which are now a part of the most celebrated post-impressionist works ever. You need to stand in a huge line to watch them here.
He lived only 37 years. But I guess he lived it all.
What I find amazing about him is two-fold;
1) He was in an insane rush to create so many paintings as if he somehow knew he’d die eventually. Wait, we too know we will die eventually, though we may not like to remember that fact.
2) He was absolutely irreplaceable in his era. Yes, there were better artists with finer brush stroking ability, but his mad-rush to create 2000 paintings, was, is and will be unmatched ever. He was the best in his business.
He died penniless and was cremated in the ground.
I reckon, roughly 900,000 incredibly rich people died on the same day or in the same year or in the same decade. They were all cremated in the ground too.
But unfortunately, since they couldn’t take with them, they all left back their money.
Vincent, since he had nothing, left back a legacy.
Now, read my title backwards. You’ll surely agree better.