Ever wonder if that:
** dream to write the next best / great American novel should be squashed like a bug scuttling across your living-room floor?
** hope to move across the globe should be thrown out like last month’s chicken wings sitting in the back of the fridge, growing wings of their own?
** goal to attain [financial, personal, what-have-you] success before you hit 75 is as likely as the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series?
Ever consider how much it sucks when you’re:
** a writer and agents or publishers send you that form-letter response wishing you well in your writing endeavors?
** an actor and you can’t get an audition?
** a nine-to-fiver and you can’t get a raise or find a new job?
Doubt = negative energy . . . but . . . Faith = positive outcome
I always say “keep the faith”—to myself, my coworkers, my friends, and anyone who listens. If you don’t believe in yourself, how can others? If you don’t persist, how can you achieve? If you won’t take “yes” for an answer (or turn a deaf ear to the “no’s”), how can you move forward?
It’s easy to become defeated; not so easy to square the shoulders and surge forward. If life was easy and there were no challenges or frustrations, how would we know joy or embrace success when one or both finally comes our way? There’s truth in that saying, which I’m paraphrasing: trials and tribulations make us stronger. And hungrier—to win.
These little posts and pages, hopefully, offer support and understanding. And if no one reads them, that’s fine, too. I write them to remind myself to keep that aforementioned faith: I will continue to believe that my dreams and goals will become reality. And I’m gonna keep bangin’ my own drum.