Day 7: Beat your craft, not yourself
They say you can create or change you habit(s) in 21 days. This writing challenge has 30. And I hope it works.
There is no shortcut to greatness.
Before any genius, writer, scientist, artist or anybody who succeeded really got there, s/he put thousands of hours in the craft, endless drops of sweat and tears, beating her or his decision to do something. To do what s/he believed to be The Thing in life.
Overnight success is never overnight. For those who don’t do anything it sure looks like it, but for those who put in the work, it’s a long journey.
Show up, they say. And we should. If we really want to do something in our life, we should show up, show the world our talent, our dedication to what we believe in.
Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft.— Will Smith
I’m sick of myself. Sick of my own whining and listening to others, how should I behave, what should I do in my life or where should I be to appear successful, happy, posting bliss on my fucking Instagram and pretending life is perfect. Sick of all the advice that I should accept mediocrity instead of listening to myself and trying to be my best Self.
It’s necessary that you get the losers out of your life, if you want to live your dream.
So this 30 days journey is proving to be somewhat a change in my life. I committed to something that would make me a better person, better writer, better someone that doesn’t settle for the pool of average, but rather tries to reach its potential.
And “Beat your craft” title? It’s Will Smith and his part in this amazing motivation video. Lifts you up like a barrel of cold water friends poured over you. :)
This post is a part of my 30 Days Writing Challenge. Wanna join me? ;)