Is a worthy endeavor always supposed to be simple, easy, or fun?
Does it bring you joy to run a marathon? It’s a relief when you finally make it to the finish line, sure. But isn’t the training grueling? Isn’t the run to the finish line a battle of the mind?
Follow your passion. Follow your bliss. Do what makes you happy. Keep only what gives you joy.
Yes, I agree. But if you go into every project thinking it’s not going to require some grit and determination, you’re headed straight for a wake-up call.
Starting a project is exciting. But finishing it is a battle of the mind.
It’s no secret that I have been on a slight downswing as of late. But that was prompted by an increased sense of self-worth, which always seems to be followed by dissatisfaction. They go hand in hand.
So, I find it kind of funny that everyone finds my dissatisfaction so alarming. “Maybe you should try something else,” they say. “Success or failure is a matter of how you look at it,” they declare.
Of course, these are statements worth examining. And I have.
But when you know you were made for more, should you ever be satisfied with where you’re at? Content, perhaps. But never complacent.
The next challenge is bound to be even greater than the current one. So, if you don’t prepare and build resilience now, will you even be ready for the next boss you’ll be facing?
My dissatisfaction is well-earned. Not because I’ve been doing this “publishing thing” for a while, but rather because I have poured myself into a variety of projects that have mostly turned out to be disappointments over the course of 10 and in some cases 20 years.
I seek to shed such notions, and that time will come. My perspective will shift. I will see things anew.
That moment is not now. Now is the time to prepare and to develop resiliency for the next boss I must face.
And with that, here’s what I made for you this week.
David Andrew Wiebe
I publish daily to inspire creatives and creators just like you.
Here are the posts that went live this week:
- #StrategySunday – March 21, 2021
- I Don’t Like Slack
- Let Your Self-Esteem Lead the Way
- The Power of Deadlines (Backed by Quotes, Examples & Science)
- What Are You Putting off Because it’s “Boring?”
- Put Your Blinders on and do the Work
Music Entrepreneur HQ
At Music Entrepreneur HQ, I give modern music makers the tools and mental models they need to create the life they love through music, something I’ve been up to since 2009.
Here are the posts that went live on Music Entrepreneur HQ this week:
I publish at least once per week on the topic of self-discovery.
Here’s what I shared on News Break this week:
As always, I appreciate the read, share, and follow.
This week, I’d like to recognize @IAmRyanStepp, as he’s been connecting with me ongoingly. Thanks, friend!
Random Things I Dig
This is quite random… But I like to stare at Dan Kennedy’s collection of books at No B.S. Books. I always feel inspired looking at what he’s been able to achieve.
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Thank you for your creativity and generosity. I’m rooting for you.
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