It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
You need to be a member of Art of Manliness to add comments!
""Creative" can be learned, in my experience. Talent is helpful at the start, but hard work is the other 98% of what gets you there.
But I would agree with the "driven" aspect. You have to want to do it, and be willing to…"
"This was touched upon by a few respondents.
How detailed do you get as far as the 'fashion' goes? Do you account for culture(s), locale, skin type, age, financial status, or any other factors other than what is trendy in a subset of…"
You may have an interest in those things but do you have the talent? My nephew wanted very much to be an NBA basketball player. However, he didn't have the talent for such. It's tough but it happens.…"
"Really if you want to be strong, learn statistics to the point you can teach it. Most people have a weakness with stats and it will give you an edge. Any particular software will be replaced but the foundations of why and how will carry…"