Kim, an art major, noticed a small sculpture for sale in Atlanta’s High Museum of Art gift shop. It was a feminine form, nothing terribly original, she thought. Kim picked up the piece to turn it over and view the price tag: $1300. She carefully set if back on the shelf and remarked to her art teacher, who was next to her, “That sells for thirteen hundred dollars? I could have made that.”

The art teacher looked at Kim. “But you didn’t,” he said. 

Ability and desire do not always lead to producing a result. 

We can draw inspiration from Thoreau’s Walden:  

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one adventures confidently in the direction of his dreams…he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” 

What do you see in this (true story) example? Please comment below.

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