I often compare getting an education to going to ‘art’ school.
You might learn how to combine the colors, or what brushes accomplish certain things, but ultimately each of us contains our own story, our own song.
Schooling taught me the mechanics of horse training.
Here is the bigger, more elusive problem that people run into;
“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” Henry David Thoreau
When I see someone leading a life of ‘quiet desperation’ they generally seem frustrated, unsatisfied and stuck. And I would bet most of it is based on fear. Fear is real.
Vincent Van Gogh didn’t go to art school. But he only sold one painting in his life. Still he painted.
Everyone has a song in them. Not everyone get past their fear.
The tough part is that everyone’s path is different. It is what makes us truly unique and impossible to recreate the same route.
Make your own path.