Pixar animator Austin Madison penned a wonderful handwritten open letter to aspiring artists and creative professionals everywhere as part of an Animators Letters Project back in May this year.

Madison advises budding and experienced animators alike to work through the times when they are feeling uninspired and down in the dumps—because it happens with everyone, including the best people at Pixar—and work through them. As he so eloquently puts it, “the art will be well worth the work”.

Titled “Persist”, the two-page letter is reproduced in full below:

5901216582 af6b1e1b6b o Feeling creatively drained? Let this letter from Pixar inspire you.5901216836 3059eb857f o Feeling creatively drained? Let this letter from Pixar inspire you.

Head on over to Letters of Note for a full transcript if you have trouble reading the scanned images.