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Just a few days ago I found two random files I had saved to a folder I keep on my desktop labeled: Inspirado.

This folder generally includes photos, images and other documents I love and that .. well.. inspire. It’s my own weird little version of Pinterest. (I’m not on the site simply because my manly pride won’t let me plus I have an addictive personality plus this way I can make fun of my wife for spending so much time on that site. I know. Sad, right?).

I clicked on the two images because I couldn’t recall why I had placed them there.

Then I remembered why I placed them there.

Pixar animator Austin Madison composed the above letter of inspiration to aspiring creatives as part of The Animator Letters Project.

When I rediscovered this little gem hidden within the depths of my overstuffed desktop it was like unearthing a note from an old pal. Though I’ve never met the guy and I’m not an animator and it is just a file I saved myself so I could read it later – his words struck a chord and arrived at just the right time. PERSIST.

There is nothing quite like a lovingly crafted hand-written letter – even if it’s from someone you’ve never met.

-BRAD



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