Ever feel discouraged?
During his lifetime, Vincent Van Gogh struggled to make a living as an artist. Van Gogh only sold one painting during his lifetime (Yes, you read that right! Only one!) He sold “The Red Vineyard” for 400 Francs only a few months before his death.
During his lifetime he was branded a madman and a failure.
He was never considered a successful individual by the standards of the times.
Yet… • Although he couldn’t catch his breath financially, he lived and breathed his passion. • He was never a millionaire, yet has a rich legacy that endures until today. • His bank account was not bursting, but his works burst with accomplishment. • He did not achieve fame in his lifetime, but his achievements continue to inspire millions. • He wasn’t a person of influence, yet his work continues to positively influence the world.
Imagine if Van Gogh would have gotten discouraged and stopped painting!
Whatever your passion in life – and in business-, whatever your calling, whatever your heart tells you to do, hold on to that tightly!
Hang in there and NEVER STOP PAINTING!
No matter how discouraged you may feel, GET UP AND [VAN] GOGH!