We’ve all come to a point in a lives where we hit a wall and we feel gassed out. How do you manage to keep going when you’ve outworked yourself for a long period of time? How do you move forward when you feel like you’ve give your craft everything that you got and you still don’t see any results from it? We’ve all been victims of this mental trap and it’s not easy to get out of it, but deep down inside you have to realize you have to keep pushing. It’s all a matter of perspective and how you view every situation going on in your life, you can either bitch about it or continue to work on your craft.
Life isn’t a joke and it’s definitely not easy. Every day is a new challenge, but even through the adversities there’s room for growth. For me it’s always constant battle between my mind and my actions. When you don’t see your life progressing you start comparing your life to other’s and you lose track of who you really are. You become jealous and only get into a depressive state of mind. I’ve hit multiple stages throughout my journey where I feel stuck and cant find the heart to push forward. It’s a shitty feeling. It’s been over 10 months since I’ve finished writing my first book and it still has yet to see the light of day. There’s always something that delays the process and during those moments of desperation I get into this really pessimistic mentality. When you’ve given something your whole heart and put in the hard work, you want to release it for the world to see. You don’t just want to take up space on your laptop. So how do I manage to continue to move forward even in through moments like these?
The thing about me is that I know where I want to be. I know what it’s going to take to get where I want to be. I’m willing to give up anything and everything just to be the best version of myself I can be. So if I want to accomplish the goals i have set, I cant just sit around and mope about the things I have no control over. It’s not easy and there’s days where I just want to throw everything out of the window, but I’ve come to far not to make something out of my art. This is what I love to do and just because this one project isn’t going my way, doesn’t mean I cant work on something else in the mean time. There’s always something to improve on. There’s always something to learn from. Regardless of where the process of my book is, that doesn’t mean I cant start working on projects for the future. I have to continue to move forward even when life feels like nothing is going my way.
So wherever you are in your life at the moment know that you have to keep going, even if your book was suppose to be released 10 months ago (#FreeTheKidFromNothing this will become a thing). In life shit will always hit the fan, but it’s up to you on how you approach the situation. Life is all about perspective and you have to learn to see the good even in the bad. Continue to fight and most importantly continue to create.