PERSISTENCE: The Sun Will Come Up Again!!!

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: November 15, 2013

Category: General

Hey Everyone,

Today I’ve a video to share with you.

Those of you who join me over on Social Media like Google+ and Facebook would likely have seen this already BUT I’m going to urge you to stick with me and watch it again.

Allow me to explain…
You see ever since I was a kid I’ve been fascinated by successful people however what I mean by that is not the size of the success but rather what it is about the person that made them become successful.

I’m not talking luck or anything like that, I’m talking about drive, determination, the guts to get up and keep going despite endless failed attempts and feeling like life is giving them a kicking!

Outside of Photoshop and Photography related books the only other books I read (well listen to) are autobiographies. Ive just started Michael Caine’s having had it recommended and before that (for the second time) Arnold Schwazenegger’s Total Recall – My Unbelievably True Life Story

Now here’s the thing…
Out of all the autobiographies I’ve listened to and all the successful people I’ve spoken with there’s one thing they ALL have in common…Success didn’t come easy!

Each and everyone of them went through hardships, times when things just didn’t go their way, knock back after knock back and times when they could have thrown the towel in put their head in their hands and said “Why me?” … BUT they didn’t!

Earlier this year when I was invited to teach at Photoshop World, Orlando Scott Kelby asked me to speak at the closing ceremony; a huge honour to be one of 5 instructors including Joe McNally, Moose Peterson, Jack Reznicki and my other brother from another another mother Aaron Blaise.

Part of what I spoke about covered how we ALL have challenges in our life and how I remember once being told that if you were with a group of people and each one of you wrote down your ‘problems’ on a piece of paper and placed them in a bowl, closed your eyes and reached in to grab one out…you’d want you own back! It can be all to easy to look at someone perceived as successful and think it came easy to them but very rarely is that the case.

So here’s what I’m going to leave you with…a recent video shared online by my friend Aaron Blaise where he talks about being persistent despite constant knock back and tragedy; it’s a truly amazing and inspiring video that I know would have taken a lot of courage to record.

So sit back, watch and listen for the next 19 minutes and hear the message that EVERYONE goes through ups and downs but ‘The Sun WILL Come Up Again!”

Have a great weekend and I’ll catch you back here in a few days.
Enjoy,
Glyn

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10 Comments

  1. Chris Fields

    Indeed. Aaron’s video resonated strongly with me too. On ‘one of those days’ when I was feeling a bit down, it gave me that bit of inspiration that if I keep plugging away, things might get better. Certainly a sad story, not more importantly,a hopeful one. It also reminded me a lot of a quote in Cast Away oby Tom Hanks’ character, Chuck Norland.

    “I knew, somehow, that I had to stay alive. Somehow. I had to keep breathing. Even though there was no reason to hope. And all my logic said that I would never see this place again. So that’s what I did. I stayed alive. I kept breathing. And one day my logic was proven all wrong because the tide came in, and gave me a sail. And now, here I am. I’m back. In Memphis, talking to you. I have ice in my glass… And I’ve lost her all over again. I’m so sad that I don’t have Kelly. But I’m so grateful that she was with me on that island. And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?”

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  2. Glyn

    Chris…thanks so much for commenting.
    I love the quote you posted…I’m gonna have to re watch that movie now!
    Cheers,
    Glyn

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  3. Terry Donnelly

    Amazing and inspirational.

    What a closing quote “Its our job to make someones else’s life better”

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  4. Aaron Blaise

    As I’m laying in a little motel in Wyoming waiting for the sun to rise 4 hours from now, I come across your post Glyn. I feel a profound closeness to my new friends across the sea. Thank you for the post and I so look forward to our time together in April. You are amazing.

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  5. Travis Foster

    Aaron’s willingness to share his story was truly inspiring. Aaron has persevered through hardships and heartache, ups and downs. We celebrate with him on this up, the commercial has a profoundly deep message and the team did an award winning job on it’s execution. Aaron was the perfect man for the Bear and Hare animation. I’m grateful that Aaron is willing to share with others through his teaching.

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  6. adepetun akinfolarin

    The story is wonderful. Insipirational and very very inspiring. I am going through what i describe as a turbulent period in my life. Am just been inspired to hang in there and not to give up.

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  7. DaveT

    This video is good on so many levels. Apart from the very moving story that Aaron relates, there is such a great insight into the making of the commercial which is not only fascinating but informative too.

    Good luck Aaron and to you too Glyn – you both work very hard at what you do.

    Dave

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  8. Myriam De Clercq

    Goodness me, this story is so endearing! I almost cried… We all have no other choice than to keep going and do the best we can. Thank you so much for sharing, Glyn.
    Greetings,
    Myriam

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  9. Tom Chambers

    Glyn thanks for sharing this, loved the ad and even more so having watched this. Truly inspirational.

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  10. Richard

    What a GREAT video, thx for sharing! Life is as life does, but we need to remember to look for and towards the light. Keep living our lives, keep pushing ourselves to give the most. Our lost loved ones would want nothing less, I’m sure of that.

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