LIFE LESSONS FROM VINCENT VAN GOGH

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Few historical figures inspire me, enlighten me more richly and speak to my inner core than the best artist the world has ever known in my opinion, Van Gogh. 

For this reason, this WOH is dedicated to the honor of Vincent van Gogh who died in poverty. 

Through the depths of poverty and rejection Vincent never lost hope. 

“I can’t change the fact that my paintings don’t sell. But the time will come when people will recognize that they are worth more than the value of the paints used in the picture.” – Van Gogh

Lesson One: Never lose hope never quit. Peasant Woman Against a Background of Wheat sold for 63.5 million dollars.

“Whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.” – Vincent van Gogh

Lesson Two: Love well. It is jet fuel for our motivation engine. 

“Your profession is not what brings your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you’re put on earth to do with such passion and such intent that it becomes a spiritual calling.” – Vincent van Gogh

Lesson Three: Find your true profession. It is not money driven. It is your passion; what fires your ME; Motivation Engine.  NBC Camps and crowellu.com are my SC; Spiritual Calling. 

“If you don’t have a dog–at least one–there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.”

― Vincent van Gogh

Lesson 4: Master having a masterful sense of humor. Married to a dog lover beyond logic has been a joy to me. A sense of humor is vital. 

“To suffer without complaint is the only lesson we have to learn in this life.” ― Vincent van Gogh

Lesson 5: This is a difficult Van Gogh lesson to live out. 

A mystery is we humans think life is supposed to be easy. The reality is that each stage of life gets progressively more difficult. Don’t believe me? Well then, you have have not passed the 70 years of age mark. 

Lastly: As you read Van Gogh’s lessons be warned.  

If you know it and don’t do it you don’t know it. – Mike Nilson

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