Great Things Take Time

“Making the work you want to make means finding nourishment within the work itself.”

David Bayles and Ted Orland, Art & Fear

Great things take time. Most of it happens unknowingly under the surface. That’s why we’ve got to love the work we do. Otherwise, we’ll quit or coast before we make real progress.

When you love what you do, then all you have to do is keep challenging yourself and keep pursuing it no matter what.

Failure sucks. But stopping because you failed (or stopping because some random thing in life got in the way) sucks even worse. Because you’re left with feelings of ‘what if’. What if I kept going? What if I never quit? We can also start and begin again. But what if we decided to become so ‘crazy’ and never stop, to begin with?

We may not be where we want to be, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy where we are.

As long as we keep going strong, we’ll get there when we are ready.

Enjoying where we are is tricky because by its very nature, growing and improving yourself highlights that you’re not at the level you want to be yet. Of course, there’s not a there there. ‘There’ is just another moment on the continuous path of a lifelong journey.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1820

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