Despite the questionable personal life of the person to whom this quote is attributed (and his immense success and recognition otherwise as being exemplary in his sport)…this quote resonates as a truism across all disciplines.
Success is never by accident, only by years of hard work and dedication. By the time the world sits up and takes notice, success may seem accidental, but you can be certain there has been immense struggle and perseverance behind every success story.
Though I’ve heard it many times before, I was surprised to find that this quote is first attributed to Charles Dickens’ Pickwick Papers. (Not Justin Bieber, strangely enough.)
As a creative, you will encounter many roadblocks. You will experience many naysayers along your journey…as well as your own internal voice that talks you down from that ledge of dreams. Don’t rule the possibilities out…and keep dreaming.
Though I am egotistical enough to attribute this quote to me, it’s kind of an adaptation of the Maya Angelou quote:
You are alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.
However the quote above is what I often try to remind myself of, when things get too much or are overwhelming. Please share with anyone who may feel self-doubt or unworthiness, because they (and you) are always, always enough.
Hi, I'm Carly. I LOVE making things: all things, from clothing to jewelry, accessories, crafts, and home decor. I infuse my life and wardrobe with DIY creativity while staying on a budget. This site is about looking and living chic for a steal, and this is how I do it.