Archive - June 17, 2009

The Stonecutter returns

(This is my most searched out blog so I decided to repeat it…)

A Stone cutter swings away at a rock  pounding it 100 times without so much as a crack appearing in it. On his 101st  blow the rock shatters… yet  he knows it was not the 101’st blow that broke that rock but the 100 seemingly pointless, worthless blows that went before it.

A friend sent me this analogy to encourage me not to give up in my film-making endeavors… but it not only applies to stone cutting or film making; you can use it to metaphor just about anything you want to achieve in life. Einstein said “I’m no more intelligent that the average man I just stay with problems for longer.”

In our world persistence is an undervalued commodity.

Who know’s what blow will break that rock or which kind act or word will break open a hardened heart. The important thing is not to stop, to never give up and  to keep on hammering.