the past should never deter, only inspire

Alex G Bell couldn’t have imagined what Martin Cooper would go on to do,
and he too had no idea to what extent Steve Jobs would stretch the technology

so you – the artist – shouldn’t have to compare yourself to a Shakespeare, or worry whether you can outdo a da Vinci,

rather try to figure out how you can improve on the foundation laid before you and create something new with the potential inside you


© Heath Muchena, 2015


9 Comments on “the past should never deter, only inspire”

  1. I should not bother to say how true that is, but I am going to anyway.TRUE


  2. Vicky Mould says:

    Yes, what a fabulous title for a post, and I can only agree with it too.


  3. Wow. My favourite piece of yours that I’ve read so far. So inspiring!


  4. Kelly-Lynne says:

    Thanks for the great reminder that I am standing on the shoulders of Tennyson, Tolkien, Yeats, C.S.Lewis, Gabeldon…and host of other artists whose work inspires, teaches and motivates me in my own writing!
    Historical Fiction Addicts! (


  5. I of July says:

    thanks Vicky


  6. I of July says:

    huge compliment Yusra… thank you very much 🙂


  7. This is very insightful. The best things we have to offer the world come out of our uniqueness. 🌷

    Liked by 1 person

  8. I of July says:

    So glad you feel that way, thank you 🙂


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