As a young man, Adolf Hitler tried to become a painter.
Have you ever seen any of his paintings?
Neither have I.
He cashed in all of his assets and tried to enroll into the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
He was rejected twice and was told that he was “unfit” to become a painter and that he should focus on becoming an architect.
As Steve Pressfield has pointed out, it was easier for Hitler to start World War II then it was to become an artist.