The Artdog Quote of the Week

Against a backdrop of a wave seen from underwater are the words of a quote from Muhammad Ali. He said, "It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself."

Creativity requires a certain measure of boldness. Any time you put your original creation out there in the world, you put a part of yourself on the line. 

Doesn’t matter whether it’s a thought, a dance, a story, a piece of artwork, an invention, your own performance skill, or what. That takes courage. It takes faith. It takes believing in yourself, and being willing to publicly fail. 

Publicly failing sucks. It hurts. But it doesn’t inevitably happen. You take a risk. And when it doesn’t fail–when it succeeds, and you succeed, and the world is a better place because of your creative vision–that’s about as sweet as it gets.

IMAGE: Many thanks to Brainy Quote for the image combined with the quote by Muhammad Ali.