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15 Inspiring Quotes from Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins

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In his book, Jeff Goins debunks the idea that artists starve. He provides several examples of individuals that make money from art and enlightens us about the factors that make artists succeed. The book is an inspiring read for anyone who wants to be an artist.

I gathered the following amazing quotes from Jeff Goins’ book.

  1. ‘We can go in the direction of what is expected of us. Or, we can enter a world of possibility and reimagine our future.’
  2. ‘If we want to become artists, we are going to have to break some rules. We cannot do just what is expected of us. At some point, we must break away from the status quo and forge a new path. As it turns out, this is how creativity works best.’
  3. ‘You can do extraordinary things when you are patiently persistent.’
  4. ‘Over the course of a lifetime, we may find ourselves facing new challenges at every turn, and when we do, we must remember that we are never done becoming who we are.’
  5. ‘What’s out there, however scary it may be, is almost certainly better than staying where we are now.’
  6. ‘This is the rule of creative theft, which says greatness doesn’t come from a single great idea or eureka moment. It comes from borrowing other people’s work and building on it.’
  7. ‘You persevere because you know this will not be easy and the odds are stacked against you. But if you keep going, you will outlast the majority who quit at the first few signs of trouble.’
  8. ‘What will make you stand out from the crowd is not just the audacity to ask for help but the humility to learn and act.’
  9. ‘Stubbornness can be an essential ingredient in making a living off your art. When you harness your strategic stubbornness, you give the world a reason to believe in your work.’
  10. ‘When we allow ourselves to be teachable, we attract those who would influence us and help our work spread.’
  11. ‘Employers become patrons when we begin to see them not as obstacles to the work we want to do but as a way of funding it.’
  12. ‘A willingness to step out of our comfort zone is the first step towards finding the place and the people who will help our work thrive.’
  13. In every failure and disappointment, there is an opportunity to either give in to frustration or see such shortcomings as practice.’
  14. ‘When we sincerely offer our gifts to the world, not through hype but by practicing in public, the world often repays us by first taking notice and then responding with loyalty. We get better, earning an audience that will allow us to continue for the years to come.’
  15. ‘The age of the starving artist is over. The era of the thriving artist is among us.’
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Top 30 Insightful Truths You Must Know Right Now

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Top 30 Insightful Truths You Must Know Right Now

In 2019, I shared over 70 harsh truths of life in two blog posts. Today, I’ll share 30 insightful truths I realized after thinking deeply about life.

  1. Stop labeling things and you’ll realize that everything is a miracle.
  2. The attachment to material things disappears when you stop seeking happiness in these things.
  3. Mostly, failed expectations are the main source of stress.
  4. The future is a form of memory because we use memory to imagine the future.
  5. There is no past or future because past and future exist in the mind. The present moment is all that will ever be.
  6. You can think about the past and the future, but you’ll never get out of the present moment.
  7. We condemn each other because we avoid studying ourselves.
  8. You’ll easily attain inner peace when you stop judging your thoughts.
  9. Every creature lives in its illusion. Man is the only animal that can see past the illusion.
  10. Beauty is spiritual: only man and God can recognize it.
  11. Man is special; he is the only creature that can rise to godliness through virtue
  12. You fear challenges because you dwell in the egoic state of consciousness
  13. You can’t destroy your ego, but you can rise above it.
  14. Check your thoughts and you’ll realize that a large percentage of them are negative.
  15. Worry occurs when you overanalyze the negative side of a situation.
  16. Every day, we have two great choices; we can move towards growth or step back into safety.
  17. Ignore the naysayers, they will always project their fears on you and eventually make you a negative thinker.
  18. Life only gets better when you get better.
  19. Prayer changes an event by enabling you to tune into your spiritual power. The spiritual power then changes things according to your desire. Remember, the spiritual is superior to the physical since it created it.
  20. Man is the only creature that refuses to accept life the way it is, and for this reason, he is the only creature that thinks life is suffering.
  21. We all want success but we avoid doing what it takes to be successful.
  22. Every creature is in tune with life. Man is the only creature that can choose whether to be in tune or not.
  23. Every creature uses its gift correctly. Man is the only creature that misuses his gifts.
  24. The world is an amazing magical place that we seldom bother exploring since we are focused on acquiring wealth and maintaining our ego.
  25. Constant worry and fear appear when you live in an illusion or when you live out of tune with life.
  26. Gratitude only arises when you realize that everything is a gift.
  27. Nothing can prevent an intelligent, all-powerful spirit that is obsessed with our survival (GOD) from answering our prayers.
  28. The most valuable things in life are free.
  29. Don’t share big plans with many people, most of them will discourage you.
  30. You only become wise when you accept that you don’t know anything.

THE END

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17 Most Empowering Eminem Lyrics of All Time

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15 Most Empowering Eminem Lyrics of All Time

Eminem is my favorite rapper. I love most of his songs because they are emotional and I relate to them. Besides, I love the way he uses rap to encourage his fans to work hard, exploit opportunities, and cope with hard times. For this reason, I usually note down some of his powerful lyrics, which I love reading when taking a risk, stressed, or when I need motivation.

Two years ago, I shared the success lessons I learned from this rapper. Today, I’ll share some of his powerful lyrics.

Enjoy:

  1. ‘When I say I’ma do something, I do it, I don’t give a damn what you think, I’m doing this for me.’ – Not Afraid
  2. ‘Until the roof, comes off, until my legs give out from underneath me.  I will not fall, I will stand tall.’ – Till I Collapse
  3. That’s why we seize the moment, try to freeze it and own it. Squeeze it and hold it, cause we consider these minutes golden.’ –  Sing for the Moment
  4. ‘Cause sometimes you just feel tired, feel weak, and when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up, but you gotta search within you, you gotta find that inner strength and just pull that shit out of you and get that motivation to not give up and not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall flat on your face.’ –  Till I Collapse
  5. ‘I’ma be what I set out to be, without a doubt, undoubtedly, and all those who look down on me, I’m tearing down your balcony.’ – Not Afraid
  6. ‘The passion in the flame is ignited, you can’t put it out once we light it.’ – Forever
  7. ‘You’re so familiarized with what having to swallow this pill is like, it happens all the time, they take your heart and steal your life. And it’s as though you feel you’ve died, cause you’ve been killed inside. But yet you’re still alive, which means you will survive.’ – Beautiful Pain
  8. ‘You’ll never slow the momentum at any moment, I’m about to blow.’ –  No Love
  9. I’m a soldier. These shoulders hold up so much. They won’t budge. I’ll never fall or fold up.’ – Soldier
  10. I’m a soldier. Even if my collarbones crush or crumble. I’ll never slip or stumble.’ – Soldier
  11. ‘The moment, you own it, you better never let it go. You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime.’ – Lose Yourself
  12. I’ve been chewed up, and spit out, and booed off stage, but I kept rhyming and stepped right in the next cypher/competition.’ – Lose Yourself
  13. ‘Success is my only motherf*?king option, failure’s not.’ – Lose Yourself
  14. Throw the match, set the past ablaze.’ – Beautiful Pain
  15. ‘Life is too short and I got no time to sit around just wasting it.’ – That’s All She Wrote
  16. ‘Fighters keep fighting, put your lighters up point them skyward up.’ – Lighters
  17. ‘From now on I’m refusing to ever give up. The only thing I ever gave up is using more excuses.’ – Lighters

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