Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Once an amateur...

Every artist was first an amateur. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you're first starting out as anything, whether it be a performance artist or an entrepreneur, you can't expect to be treated as an expert. The beginning is always the hardest in anything, whether it be learning to walk or aiming for the stars. But if the beginning was easy, the victory of success wouldn't be nearly as sweet, the rewards wouldn't display their true value.

I suppose when Charles Lindbergh first pointed into the sky and Michael Jordan first held a basketball destiny was pulling at their dreams. But it was not then that they proved what they were made of. No, these things must be earned.

But when you are finally beyond the distinct realm of amateurs, you will know what it is to live in the world of dreams.