Ep275: Purpose and Effort Driving Passion and Success, With Muse Co-Founder Ariel Garten
June 7, 2021
Pursuing something meaningful is a beautiful yet seemingly difficult endeavour for most people. We are sure about wanting to make or do something impactful. But finding the direction you want to go and deciding what you want to do are hard choices.
There’s so much I want to do but which one is worth doing first?
The driven genius Ariel Garten shows us that it’s not about choosing what to do first, rather it’s about choosing to take action and turn your passion into results.
Being in a multitude of industries – fashion, neuroscience, psychotherapy, and technology – she’s gone through a lot of trial and error, and to her, it was in that journey that we learned what our real purpose is—and where to pour out our effort.
“My outlet has changed but the intention has not,” Ariel states.
Energetic and inspired, Ariel has always had this compelling need to make meaningful things in all areas of her life. Her burning desire and enthusiasm for creation have led her to branch off into different paths. Playing both sides of arts and science, finding that connection with her passions is the reason for Ariel’s success.
“I was really weaving these worlds, trying to find the thread between art and science and pulling them together” she points out, “we really wanted to do something that was gonna make the world a better place”.
Her big visions and her thirst for creation made it possible for Muse to grow into what it is today.
Considering the difficulty of her goal, Ariel’s journey was heavily criticized for its scale. She notes that at the beginning of her journey it seemed too ambitious, but theeager innovator stressed, “I just had this undying, unfettered belief in myself: that it was possible to do this and I could figure out a way.”
For Ariel, it was not just her talent and brain that made her successful, but also her unwavering determination.