Many people turn away from their dreams out of fear disguised as practicality. They believe their talents won’t be good enough to impact the world, so they talk themselves out of their dreams by saying they need to grow up and stop thinking about irresponsible things.

Today, we can appreciate the timeless beauty of art that comes from artists long gone from this world. Artists, that in their time, no one appreciated their genius. Many were destroyed by the cruel world around them. In the video below, a time traveler went back in time and brought Vincent Van Gogh to the present time, and showed him the impact of his beautiful art on the modern world.

So, my question for you is this:

“If you went forward in time, and were shown the full impact your genius had on this world, and the indelible mark you left on history, would it matter what people thought of you and your dream right now?”

If your answer is “no”, then my advice would be to live up to that standard in your life right now, and never look back.