Nothing really worth it ever came easy.
If you are looking for a career in writing, you have three choices:
- Give up
- Give in
- Give it all you’ve got.
If you choose to give up, then it really isn’t your passion to write, or you write for all the wrong reasons. Giving up because it is hard only shows that this is not something that your heart is really in to. When something is important to you, you will find a way. If it is not all that important to you, then you make excuses.
Secondly, you can give in. You might wonder how this might be different than giving up. The way that I see it, giving up is what happens in the beginning when you realize how hard something really is and you decide it is not worth it. Giving in, however, is when you know the hardships full well and go after your dream. You push through some hard times, but eventually the pain will out-weigh the passion for you, so you give into the pressure and let it go.
Finally, you can choose to give it all you’ve got. Something that I have learned in school is that your passion is measured by your pursuit. If you really want this, then you will go after it with the recognition that yes, there will be days that are hard and there will be days that you really don’t feel like doing it, but because it is your passion and purpose, you endure to the end.
If you want to make it writing, you have to give it all you’ve got. That means even on the hard days you are pushing through. That means that even when you don’t feel like it, you’re still going. Why? Because you remind yourself of the purpose you have in writing.
If your passion is measured by your pursuit, where are you in this race? Will you endure?