There’s really only one thing that’s between you and your dreams:
Of course, everything will try to stop you from practicing.
Boredom. The Rain. School. Sleepiness. Newer and shinier goals and dreams. Bad internet. Family. Friends. Enemies. Frienemies. Anyone. Even yourself.
In fact, the biggest barrier we often face is ourselves. We may start with enthusiasm, but past a certain point, things start to get stale. We hit plateaus and have to keep going, despite it seeming like we aren’t making any progress at all. This is what stops most from their dreams—they give up. They hit a tough spot and talk themselves out of going forward.
Dips, obstacles, ruts, heartaches, pain, and failure happen to us all. But that doesn’t matter.
All we have to do is keep practicing and keep getting better. If it’s important to us, then continuous, consistent, and challenging practice will get us there. It’s the crazy ones that keep going, despite all odds.
I don’t know about you but I’d rather be crazy than complacent. I’d rather be crazy than always complaining about how things didn’t work out.
You can do it. Keep practicing. And if something stops you—well, pick it right back up and keep going.
And if we do get derailed—by the weather, an injury, lack of motivation, etc.— we just have to start again by practicing today. Forget about your broken habit streak. Forget about where you used to be or used to have compared to today—focus on today’s practice. And then keep doing it.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing — Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1424 (draft 2)