Today has been quite an inspirational day for one reason or another and I wanted to share an article I read back in May of this year that inspired me to follow my childhood dreams and passion…damn the price!
The article talks about Gary Buslik, a passionate and creative man, who graduated from college with an English degree, though he’d been telling his parents he was pursuing a degree in law. According to http://www.arottenperson.com, “his mother cried for weeks and his father strode around the house ranting, ‘Big man! He knows the parts of speech!'”
He later began an alarm company in Chicago that excelled so high as to make him around half a million dollars a year. It sounds like the success story that we all dram of…but Gary hadn’t reached his success yet. Gary decided that he wasn’t happy with that life and sold his business to return to school. He attended the University of Illinois where he graduated with a Ph.D. in English.
Gary now works at the University of Illinois in Chicago as a professor and writes books on the side making a simple $13,500 a year. Now that is true success! Money isn’t everything and sometimes we get caught up in “keeping up with the Joneses” and forget what our dreams and passions are.
I thank God that there are men as brave and courageous as Gary Buslik who chose to do what he loved instead of making a fortune, which he was obviously very capable of making. Thank you, Gary Buslik. You have inspired me to follow my dreams to the end – wherever that may be!
– Paul Scott
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