Article by Wendy McCance
I have a question for you. How much time and energy will you put into make sure your dream is realized? This is the question that keeps floating around in my head. I am so determined to become a full-time, successful writer, yet, I wonder what I am made of. How close will I repeatedly come close to failure before I throw in the towel?
I have read numerous stories about people finding major success. There are those people who fought crazy odds to see their dream realized. I have read about the people who seemed to have found that lucky break in a way that seemed like they just sort of tripped over it and had luck on their side. I have also read about the people who have worked tirelessly for years in sheer poverty and somehow, finally saw a break in the clouds.
I have been grateful to have written an accomplishment journal. I have written about it in the past and feel that it has helped whenever I had moments of doubt. It reminds me of what I used to think was a big deal. It outlines how I was able to achieve that goal.
It’s ironic how your goals change as you get closer to the things you want so desperately. I remember when the idea of getting someone to hire me to write an article was the ultimate feeling of success. Well, that happened, several times, and now I am anxious for a steady flow of writing opportunities.
There is a big difference between a few scattered articles and a daily supply of assignments. I want to be flooded with work. I need to make a good living off of a career in writing.
At this point, I feel like I am on a rollercoaster. One moment there is tremendous excitement as well as fear as I am challenged by a new project. I get over the hurdle, and then the excitement as well as the fear vanishes. I hit a low point where I can’t see the next hill. I am disappointed, feeling like the ride has come to an end. I try to remind myself that I have gone through this before and that the next hill is just around the corner.
To answer my own question, I don’t see myself giving up. I want this too much to throw in the towel. Currently, I have had to get a bit more creative in finding new ways to get a new requests to write. Strangely, I know that the more I push myself the more excitement I will face. It just comes down to impatience, lack of a solid income and finding that inner strength that will propel me to that next great achievement.
So to you, I ask this, have you experienced a dream so big that you were unwilling to give it up? Was it a dream that seemed so impossibly hard that you were in a deep battle with your inner feelings? Was your dream realized? How did you tweak your plan of attack to see your dream through? Was there a lot of failures before you finally saw the hard work pay off?
I know these are a lot of questions, but I know that I am not alone. If you have struggled and then found success, sharing your experience would be incredibly helpful to me as well as the readers of this blog. Many of these readers are in the process of reinventing themselves and could use a lift from a positive story. What’s your story? I hope you share your experience.
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