It’s natural to feel discouraged and disappointed from what wasn’t accomplished years prior.

There is a very unnerving, human aspect of wanting your grand vision to unfold seamlessly — in one breath-taking, slow-motion montage.

We tell stories this way.

We’ve seen the movies.

We’ve been programmed to believe that all of our successes and achievements are linear — that they all fall down like rays of sunshine upon us, at once.

Even though, life continually proves to us that those far-fetched fantasies, well, are just that.

I mean, I believe in miracles. But most of the time, it’s necessary to have to toil and experience the excruciating growing pains of not getting what you desire.

Sometimes our intentions need to be tested.

Sometimes our drive just isn’t there.

And more than often, the work is inevitably hard.

Whatever it may be, I’m challenging you to look forward this year.

To grow into what you’re seeking.

To hide and immerse yourself in the process.

Be so enamored by the work that you don’t realize you’re becoming what you’ve dreamed.

Let’s not get stuck in the past.

You are far too talented to grieve something that’s at your fingertips.

I’m willing to go out on a limb and say that something better is coming this year.

But don’t take my word for it. Keep moving forward and you will see what’s ahead.

Be encouraged.

Thank you for reading!

I write for creatives with big ideas and even bigger inner-critics | Husband, dad, mango-enthusiast | Connect with me here: https://bit.ly/2VOg4sU

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