I was having one of those days yesterday.
I was feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and ready to climb under the bed covers and give all of this blogging and writing stuff a miss.
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Here is yesterday’s thought process.
Why the hell didn’t I pick something easier?
For some absurd reason, I decided I wanted to make a living as a blogger and writer.
Truly what was I thinking? Being creative is challenging.
Being a successful blogger sometimes feels like it’s up there with wanting to be a singer or an actor.
It can feel like you are a very small fish in a very large pond.
There are days it all seems a bit too hard.
So what are my options?
I could give up blogging. I could throw in the towel and move on.
There you go, I said it – I could give up.
No shame in it.
People would understand, some people close to me would probably be happy about it actually.
In their eyes, I could go back to being ‘normal’ with an 8 – 5 job that deposits money into my bank account every two weeks.
Life would go on as before.
I think about that for a while, rolling the idea around in my head.
I could give up.
There is just one big problem.
Despite the overwhelm, fear and frustration – I don’t want to give up.
This is what I want to do.
Deep down I believe this is what I am meant to be doing.
If you are feeling like I was yesterday, take a deep breath.
Then take a short break.
I went for a walk to the local store to buy cat food (some chocolate may have found its way into my shopping bag but it’s a mystery how it got there).
Then I came home and focused on work for three hours. I completed a task I’d been meaning to get done for ages.
Tick. Things were already improving.
Struggling with self-doubt? Having a hard time making the progress you want in your chosen field?
Hang in there.
Take a short break to recharge, then think about the next important task you need to do that can make a difference to your business or blog.
Then get stuck into it.
If you need help with your creativity, Steven Kotler runs a course over at CreativeLive called Get Into Your Creative Flow. For anyone who has ever been in the zone and wants to be there a lot more often, this course is for you.
Don’t give up. Make your mark. Do what you are meant to do.
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