Yes, the band Rush. Even though we've had our share of splits, I've had a long-term relationship with Rush. Love 'em or hate 'em, they're a great band, amazing muscians, and some of the most thoughtful lyrics in hard rock/metal you'll find. Okay, so the most thoughtful lyrics.
What the hell does this have to do with me and not quitting? After Rush's third album, the clunky Caress of Steel, the musical world was ready to say bye-bye. They were at a crossroads. Make commerically comfortable radio rock or do what they believed in?
What they did was fire back with 2112. Yes, the whole first side of the album is a 20+ minute composition (impossible for radio airplay...). They chose to follow their musical hearts, even at the risk of (in their own words on the documentary) losing everything they'd built. The result? Fans loved it. Hell yeah.
Lesson here: Follow your heart. Do the right thing.
I can't help but find this tune a little inspirational, too (think "fiction" in place of "music" if you must...the message is the same).