Adam loved to paint, his passion was to capture nature’s beauty and to inspire viewers to appreciate the world. He wasn’t concerned to earn from his work, he only wanted to enjoy his passion while providing inspiration. He started a blog to share his work and felt rewarded with every like or comment received. It was enough for Adam to know another person saw his work.
Stewart, Adam’s best friend, was determined to earn a high income and was confused by Adam’s attitude. He worried for Adam and felt that Adam would earn a lot for his art, if only he made the effort to sell his work. No matter how Stewart reasoned, Adam refused to focus on earning with his art.
One day, Stewart noticed Adam’s work on another blog site that had so many followers. Stewart immediately informed Adam. “Adam, you’re gonna need to start protecting your work!”
Adam looked at Stewart blankly and said, “Why? It’s being viewed as I wish.”
“You don’t understand.” Stewart replied. “Your work is being used by another blogger and they’re popular! They’re probably making money off your work. Think about it, that’s your hard-earned money they’re stealing.”
Adam gave a small laugh, much to Stewart’s dismay. “I have money to survive, and I find my wealth by inspiring. If somebody isn’t as well off but is working hard with my work, then I know my efforts have served my purpose.”
“Seriously?” Stewart asked.
“It is amazing what you can accomplish when you do not care who gets the credit. I think it’s amazing that they’re helping me spread my inspiration, without me having to do anything. This is exactly what I wanted!”
Inspired by “It is amazing what you can accomplish when you do not care who gets the credit.” -Harry S Truman