It’s okay to be stubborn.
I refuse to be a creative prostitute, I’m unwilling to cleanse my creation to meet your moral standards. My work is a reflection of my most driven-self. I’m not afraid to admit that I am limited in this narrow field of pursuit that I find myself in, that having found my passion I’m not making any compromises along the day.
It’ll cost me, sure, in the short-term; but I don’t view life through a tunnel vision.
I have a broader goal in mind, one which you’ll never understand; work that I can look back on, proudly and know full-well I meant every word of it.
For what is the purpose to please the masses, when the audience I’m conquering too is fickle.
I’d rather stick to my ethical code, one that I’ve derived from multiple failures and rejection — I’ll stand behind it, carving into my very identity, because it’s taken me a while to own up to it.
Having figured out what it is I need to pursue, I’m not shy about turning down an opportunity if it means compromising my soul.
I don’t need the casual observers, the window-shoppers, the passerby who is only here for a rare glimpse; for a short while.
I’ll wait, developing and honing my skills — wilfully accepting what comes my way and remaining humble through it.
If you’ll compromise your identity, your creation, for the sake of fame and publicity — your legacy will be remembered as such.
Don’t settle or make-do.
Pursue what fulfils “YOU”
Stand up straight and capture the soul that rejects you, as they will look back one day and remember not the ones that faltered easily but the ones that remained true to their values and were willing to die in their pursuit.
For what it’s worth, you legacy will not be one of a compromised soul.
Rather it would be one of courage, bravery, aptitude, and an unwavering pillar not fulfilled with insecurity.
The foundations we build, are the determinants of a lasting structure.
Spend as much time as you need, build a solid foundation — brick by brick, lay it all down.
As long it takes, you’ll know full well — you weren’t part of the herd of sheeps.
Rather you stood apart from the crowd.
In your pursuit, relentlessly — the creature they simply could not change with promises of ostentatious luxury.
The creature unwilling to follow along the path laid out by society.
Be like “The Lost Penguin” — the existential nihilist.