When it comes to greatness, it’s inside all of us. And the only thing that lets it out is action.
Mozart composed over 600 musical pieces. Picasso created over 50,000 works of art. And Van Gogh painted 900 paintings.
Not all the songs or pieces of art were great. But each of these “geniuses” couldn’t help but follow their passion. They learned what they didn’t like as they went along. They didn’t worry about what people thought of them. They just kept moving forward. Facing another blank page or canvas.
Are we scared to put ourselves out there? Are we worried that we’ll be unmasked as a fraud? As someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing?
What if that fear had stopped Mozart or Picasso or Van Gogh?
As author Paulo Coelho said, “Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.”
Don’t leave your page blank. Start writing or painting or drawing or speaking or running or dancing today.
As mythologist Joseph Campbell said, “Follow your bliss. If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be. If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else.”
Walk through those doors.