Reflections on The Forces That Shape Our Lives

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I share my thoughts on the experiences and forces that shape are lives. I also conduct interviews with amazing individuals who have overcome insurmountable odds and shared what they have learned along the way.

Perhaps You're Thinking About Quitting

It’s normal to feel like all the effort you put into a project, relationship, creative endeavors can feel taxing on you. It may feel like your head is about to explode or the disease of writer’s block as stopped you in your tracks. Seth Godin did a podcast with Brian Koppelman and brought up a compelling point about doing creative work. He said, “it's always easier to talk about what we’re doing rather than doing the work.”

Where we feel uncomfortable is if we were to admit that we’re writing a novel or working on an idea and we’ve thought about quitting, that we think it sucks and no one will read it or want to see it. Trust me, I often experience this every day when I write create. It’s natural as a creative to think your shit sucks.

But it’s usually worth it. If you think about quitting, that means you’re putting yourself into your work. If you think it sucks and no one will want to see it (trust me, someone will) that means you are emotionally invested.

If it gets so tough that you don’t know where to turn for answers or who to ask for help, then that means its worth it.

Everything worth doing is tough. Every time you recognize that its easier to walk away, that’s when you should really grind.