"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt
"The brick walls are there to keep out the ones who don't want it badly enough." -Randy Pauche
That pretty well sums up my attitude toward practicing art. Since I gave up everything other than artwork, that pretty well sums up everything you need to know about me.