“The only way you’ll find out if you ‘have it in you’ is to get to work and see if you do” - @cherylstrayed
I’ve been listening to the podcast “How I Built This” by Guy Raz, which tells the journey of innovators, entrepreneurs, & idealists, & how they were able to overcome the challenges they faced as they built up their movement, brand, business, etc.
Throughout the interviews, the three things they all had in common were:
None of them were handed anything on a silver spoon, & most were not good students or didn’t even finish school.
It got me thinking that if you want to disrupt the industry or be innovative, you have to go against the grain & to defy authority, which are usually not traits of people who are the typical “model students” or only follow the rules. Furthermore, those that had to work from the ground up were less afraid to take risks because they had nothing to lose.
But more importantly, it helped me realize that luck & talent play less than I imagined in our journeys; that ultimately, it really does fall on each individual to get to where they want to be.
Even in the toughest times, (which sometimes lasted YEARS), they did not give up on their dreams. If you want it bad enough, you will find a way to get there.
All these stories, though different in industry, followed the common thread of seizing the opportunities that come your way, & never wavering in the face of adversity.
If you’re interested in the podcast, my favorite interviews I’ve listened to so far are the ones on Lonely Planet, Chicken Salad Chick, Kate Spade, & Vice.
Wearing @aishlife, which tells the story of its own creative entrepreneur, Nupur Goenka. At AISH, the craft of creating is bigger than the craftsman, & the end product has its own story, becoming a piece of art, not just a piece of cloth 💖 #aishwoman
14071583 days ago
Sunsets/Sunrises in Yellowstone are some of the most magical I've seen. It just seems that time would pause and the colors would last forever. It's also a better time to enjoy the park because it's less crowded at these times. If you want to experience Yellowstone to the fullest you gotta give golden hours a try✌️Photographed here is the Crested Pool Geyser with the Grand Geyser erupting in the background during sunset. What's your favorite sunset/sunrise spot in Yellowstone?
The Gemini Giant is one of the top attractions on Route 66. You can see him in Wilmington next to the Launching Pad Drive-In restaurant and Route 66 Welcome Center. He stands tall at 30 foot and is a prime example of a Muffler Man, a fibreglass statue that was used for advertising. Find out about this and other iconic Route 66 landmarks in Illinois on the blog today, link in bio. #enjoyillinois
A few facts about Mt Rainier. With 4,392 m elevation it’s the tallest mountain in the Cascades Range. It’s an active volcano posing a grave threat to the Seattle metropolitan area./ В некоторых местах к Mount Rainier можно подойти так близко, что кажется, что до него можно дотянуться рукой. Хотя это, конечно, неправда. Вершина вулкана покрыта 26 (!) ледниками, при этом это одно из популярных направлений для скалолазания в регионе, и туда постоянно совершаются сотни восхождений. Mount Rainier - активный вулкан, который легко может рвануть и тогда всем ближайшим городам настанет капец. Поэтому он входит в десятку самых опасных вулканов мира, за которыми постоянно наблюдают, чтобы максимально точно предсказать извержение и успеть быстро эвакуировать население. Будем надеяться, что в ближайшие лет 100-200 этого не случится.
“Life is occupied in both perpetuating and in surpassing itself; if all it does is maintain itself, then living is only not dying, and human existence is indistinguishable from an absurd vegetation; a life justifies itself only if its effort to perpetuate itself is integrated into its surpassing, and if this surpassing has no other limits than those which the subject assigns herself.” —Simone de Beauvoir, The Ethics of Ambiguity
2422 hours ago
I have no idea what we were trying to do. I think we were just celebrating being alive ✨.
🔸️ANSWER🔸While Delicate Arch may be the most iconic, there are over 2,000 arches to discover in the National Park. The Windows and Turret Arch, pictured yesterday, are incredibly impressive and very easy to access! Make sure to bring lots of water and hit the trails early this summer! 💦☀️ #heatkills#delicatearch
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