How do you keep your hopes alive of ever becoming free when everything you do fails? How do you keep believing in yourself when no one else does? How do you keep your dream alive when no one understands your vision? How do you manage to stay sane in a world where you feel like the only one? When you’re chasing something you love often times it feels like you’re the only one who understands, but all of us fighting for something feel the same way. Trust me.
I spend a lot of time in front of the computer every day reading, writing, editing, reaserching, etc simply trying to find a breakthrough in my journey. I watch my mother and step-father go to work every day and most times when they get back I’m still on my computer. I see how hard they work every day and I only hope to be able to provide for them one day. It sucks not being able to help them now because how invested I am in my craft, but I have to keep trying and not lose focus because my opportunity WILL come. Sometimes I feel like no one else understands what I’m fighting for, most nights I’m up trying to keep this dream alive regardless of who believes in me or not. But throughout my journey I’ve met individuals who share the same story, who share the same feeling of helplessness, who spend the same nights trying to make shit happen. We’re all fighting for the same thing. Everyone wants to prosper and provide a better livelihood for their loved ones. So we have to make these sacrifices now in order to achieve something in the future.
Patience is a bitch and you don’t understand it until you chase something you’re passionate about. Everything takes time and often times things move extra slow. It’s all a matter of how long you’re willing to wait and how hard are you willing to work while you wait, even when you don’t have a secure income coming in. But you have to show up every day and take the punches because it’s only a matter of time.
There will be a lot of people who will say they support you but when you need them they’re nowhere to be found. And that’s ok, most people only want to be around during your successes. Regardless of who supports your or not never forget about what you believe in. If you keep your values in place and work hard then anything is attainable with or without them. Don’t ever think you’re going through this alone either, most entrepreneurs go through this.
If you’re out there fighting for something, keep fighting. If you feel like giving up, don’t, you’re almost there. If most of the innovators of our time gave up too early, we wouldt have the beautiful innovations we have today. I know it’s not easy and it’s not going to get any easier, but always remember why you’re making these sacrifices now. You’re not doing this to impress your friends on snapchat who every weekend go out, you’re doing this to create a better environment for you and your loved ones.
If it we’re easy we’d all be successful, but those who outlast everyone go out and do great things for the world to enjoy. Whatever you do don’t give up. I believe in you.