“Success is about dedication. You may not be where you want to be or do what you want to do when you’re on the journey. But you’ve got to be willing to have vision and foresight that leads you to an incredible end.”Usher
A life of creativity is not without its ups and downs: lack of time or finances, responsibilities, other dreams and desires distracting us from our work, fear, doubts, hangry-ness, mental blocks, health… you name it!
As we work, we go through cycles of excitement and enthusiasm opposed to disinterest and obstructions conspiring to stop you. Plus, haters. Copycats. And the silence of obscurity.
But despite all of the things that can stand in the way, we have a choice — either keep going, or stop.
Commitment to our creativity might be one of the hardest things we’ll face in our endeavors.(Second only too starting.)
Dedication to your craft — especially weekly or even daily dedication — creates progress and momentum that must people only dream about. While others are thinking about what they want and wish they would do, you are out in the world doing it every day.
Sticking to your creative work is the most important thing you can do to ‘succeed’ in your own way.
While everyone is waiting, you are doing.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
Daily Blog #635
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