Sunday Snippet: Umair Haque

“Not that everything you do will end up a masterpiece. But you should paint it like it could be.”

For most of these Sunday Snippet entries that I post on Beyond the Rhetoric, I turn to relatively prominent figures like Albert Einstein. Some may be more obscure than others, but they are usually deemed to be reasonably “famous” in some way, even if it comes to fictional characters like George Costanza. However, we must also remember that lesser-known folks can be just as insightful and inspirational in their words.

One such exactly is Umair Haque. He may not be a household name, but one of his recent tweets certainly caught my attention and I thought it was worth sharing. In the quote above, he encapsulates the kind of vision and work ethic that is needed to create a masterpiece. Whether you are talking about a business prospect or a work of art, you need to approach every project knowing that it has the potential to be something great.

Absolutely, most of what you do won’t rise to incredible prominence, but each individual piece can have that potential. It can be beyond great. It can be a stroke of genius, but only if you believe that it can and work on it accordingly. If you go in with the mindset that your project will be mediocre and lost among the masses, that’s likely what will happen to it.

Paint it like it could be a masterpiece and that just might be what you get.