Here’s the Big Secret…
…Nobody feels like an adult.
Nobody feels like a “great man”
Successful people did not become successful because they hit some big, magical break.
Successful people became successful because they got up every day and did one thing toward their goals. And then they did the same thing the next day. And then they did the same thing the next day.
A lot of people finish chapter one, but some people don’t.
A lot of people finish a whole manuscript, but some people don’t.
A lot of people even start querying agents, but some people don’t.
For every step you take, you create distance between you and your competition (if you’re in to that sort of thing).
If you aren’t, you’re just creating distance from the person you are and moving toward the person in your dreams. The world-famous one, the unstoppable one, the one who fulfills her potential.
Emotion and motivation is only some of the equation. The rest of the equation requires motion, only nobody talks about the fact that sometimes you are going to boldly go and sometimes you are going to grouchily stumble.
Getting where you want to be is not a great leap forward. It’s not a short burst for a moment. It’s not a sprint.
It’s waking up and taking another step forward,
and another step forward,
and another step forward.
Thanks to Chantal for the inspiration. Read and heart all of her things.