There is nothing wrong with hardships and obstacles, but everything wrong with not trying.
I recently watched the jaw dropping documentary Burden of Dreams, where Les Blank makes an extraordinary feature-length documentary about the messianic German director Werner Herzog struggling against desperate odds in the Amazon basin to make his epic feature, Fitzcarraldo.
Filmmaker Rebecca Barry, who I interviewed for The Art of Perseverance, sent me this
article by Brain Pickings, ‘Werner Herzog on Creativity, Self-Reliance, Making a Living of What You Love, and How to Turn Your Ideas Into Reality’ by Maria Popova
It’s a fascinating insight and I am keen to read the book referred to: ‘Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin
Famous Speeches from Burden of Dreams