Don’t Give Up
Overnight successes rarely happen overnight. It's easy to look at those around us that have “made it” or “arrived.” It's easy to imagine them with their perfect lives, enjoying every aspect of their success, rolling in piles of money while genuinely enjoying every single thing they do all day.
The truth is rarely that simple, though. Hard work is hard. It's not always fun. And you'll probably have to do a lot of it before you finally see your passion project catch and take flight.
There's something to be said for staying the distance and not giving up. Most of those overnight success stories were years in the making. They didn't give up even when they looked around and everything seemed hopeless. They stopped worrying about the future and focused on the good they could do right now.
So today, I just wanted to remind myself and everyone else out there - Don't give up. Show up every day, do some good and make some art.
Your future self will thank you.