"Quo non Ascendam". To what height can we not ascend. That single quote shaped my early adult life. I was hired into a small Italian restaurant owned by a stereotypical Italian Chef doing dishes. This was my first job, and I worked hard with a great sense of pride. Within a year I was running the kitchen. Within two years I had taken over for the Chef and was in charge of an entire kitchen staff. I only offer this anecdote as proof that we all possess greatness, yet, coincidentally it is only those who embrace and utilize our limitless potential that are truly extraordinary.
I've applied this thought to my art, as well, and that has allowed me to become an accomplished musician, singer and songwriter. I would like to meet people who share this idea. This idea that true art comes from a place of enjoyment.
That reminds me of another quote that really resonates with me. "Don't only practice your art, but force your way into it's secrets. For it and knowledge can raise men to the divine". To me this means a few things things. I feel it's a way of saying that only with time, can greatness be achieved.
With that being said, let's slow down, let's enjoy the small things and work our way up. If we do that then, "Quo non Ascendam", am I right?