Do you ever struggle keeping on task?
Or want to quit?
This week everything seems to be keeping me away from my art. This is when I look for inspiration in the amazing stories of people who overcome adversity.
People who keep on doing what they love in spite of obstacles.
I’m a music lover…
And, the story of Tony Iommi is inspiring!
Tony’s band are Black Sabbath. And his career as the lead guitarist was taking off. So he quit his job in a factory to concentrate on playing full time.
On his very last day at work he had an accident. Losing the tips of 2 of his fingers.
Now unable to reach the strings to play chords, he could easily have stopped playing.
But he didn’t quit!
Restringing his guitar with lighter stings and making finger extensions so he could reach the strings…
Tony carried on playing!
He’s is now considered one of the finest guitarists in the world!
Listen to him play and you’ll see why!
It’s easy to give up when things get in the way.
To make excuses and we feel better… for a little while. But it’s important to remind ourselves that. If we really want to do something nothing should stop us.
Overcoming hurdles is the only way!
And the hurdles are usually in our minds. We have but one short life. Making our dreams reality is the only way to live it!
What about you, are you working towards your dream or still asleep?
Maybe you’ll inspire someone in the future too!