Pursuit is a fickle thing.
Desiring something doesn’t assure you will receive it. That’s only one piece of the puzzle. Curiosity, grit and resilience (aka humble stubbornness), kindness, vision, drive, discipline, friendships, courage, and getting back up when you fear and fail.
In fact, anyone can desire to create something, but not everyone with a desire does. How many kids want to grow up to be an astronaut, yet how many reach it? The desire was beat out of them.
Of course there’s always other dreams. Always other ideas and desires we can reach for. Like they say, ‘one door opens as another closes’.
Pursuing something is meaningful, but don’t think it will be easy. But just because something is difficult doesn’t mean we shouldn’t go for it. If you can’t stand waking up and not seeing your ideas reality, then by all means, give it everything you’ve got. But remember on the hard days, the fun of creating can also be challenging and that the challenge is part of the fun. (Even if it sucks.)
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
Daily Blog #502