How reading about other people’s success stories can help you find your muse
"IF YOU WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL, FIND SOMEONE WHO HAS ACHIEVED THE RESULTS YOU WANT AND COPY WHAT THEY DO AND YOU'LL ACHIEVE THE SAME RESULTS"
Reading how other creative people found success can help motivate you to continue to work hard until you find it too. When are looking for a creative boost, hop online or go to the bookstore and find your muse again by reading about the success of others.
The recipe of success
When he was a child, James Earl Jones had a terrible stutter. In order to calm himself down, he took acting lessons. Now, we all know him a legendary stage and screen actor as well as the voice of Darth Vader. In order to come with enough money to finance his first feature film, Director Robert Rodriguez let himself be a guinea pig for several medical research studies. His first film was made for $7000 and its success helped propel him to become a major Hollywood player.
Next time you need to give yourself a creative boost, take some time out and read other creative people’s success stories. It might surprise how much many of them had to go through and how hard they had to work in order to become the people they are today. Successful people usually have quite a story to tell and reading about their rise to the top can help you find inspiration to stay the creative course. You might come to realize that the people that you looked up to faced the same creative obstacle that you are currently facing. Seeing how they overcame their adversities will inspire you to stay on your creative path until you find your own muse.
Finding stories of success is pretty easy today. Biographies of famous people are now easily accessed on the internet. You can even get the story straight from the successful person themselves by reading their autobiography. Some noted memoirs of creative success include “Rebel without a Crew” by Robert Rodriguez as well as “James Earl Jones: Voices and Silences” by James Earl Jones and Penelope Niven. Let their success inspire you to create.