How many times have you wondered “I want to crack it, but can I?”
It was the great Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh that said “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”
This is one sure way for the little dash between the two dates in your tombstone matter a whole lot more to others. Embarking upon something that you wished you could do, but never could get started, takes a lot of courage. You need that one spark. These are times when you wished someone from behind egged you on, got you started.
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. They guard well their spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But you just can’t ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, others see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
Go ahead and take that shot. Canadian Ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky said “one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take don’t go in.”
What are you waiting for?