I’m not what you’d call an art expert.
More of a history buff.
But 117 years ago today, an 18-year old budding artist opened his first exhibition.
And the result was a collective yawn.
Only two art critics visited the show.
And neither one was particularly impressed.
Now, Pablo Picasso could have taken that to mean he was in the wrong line of work.
But he didn’t.
And he went on to become one of the most influential artists of all time.
I bet even if you’re not an artsy person, you’ve heard of Picasso.
And I can bet that on that day over 100 years ago, ol’ Pablo wasn’t thinking that millions upon millions the world over would still be remembering him and talking about his art a century later.
But a funny thing happens when you believe in yourself.
And trust that you know what’s best for you, and what you’re best at.
One of Pablo’s paintings sold at auction a few years ago for almost $180 million.
Too bad those two critics weren’t there to see that!
The thing is, most of your critics aren’t going to be around for you to prove them wrong.
But you’ll know inside when you’re doing something right.
And that’s worth millions too.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Editor, Patriot Health Alliance
P.S. This email goes out to my 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Redler. She thought I had terrible handwriting, and nobody would ever read anything I ever wrote.
Thanks for helping me prove her wrong!