Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom

There's no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love. There is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen.   ~Wayne Dyer

So, are you making a living at what you love?  I'm not...yet. I know how easy it is to lose your focus, get discouraged, make excuses, blame somebody else, just get lazy, and just plain give up.  I've been there, done that.  For me, it's easy to do all of the above when I'm not seeing results.  I want it all and I want it now!! 

When reality starts messing with our dreams, we tend to think that maybe what we're doing wasn't meant to be, or maybe it's just not the right time or any one of dozens of excuses we can think of to give in and give up.  What we need to do then is step back and look at the situation in a different light.  If we keep doing what we're doing, then we'll keep getting what we're getting.  We have to be willing to do whatever it takes, even if it means getting out of our comfort zone and doing something different, unusual, or out of the ordinary. How will you know if you can ever make a living at what you love if you give up now? 

What is one thing you could do different to get where you want to be?

15 comments:

  1. Awesome photo :)

    One thing, not give up, revisit the dream :) T.

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  2. I could start mass producing things without much creative energy...but then I would not be happy with myself. I may never make a living at what I do, but I love creating something that I know someone somewhere in this big world will wear or look at and think of me with a smile on their face. To me that's everything ;-)

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  3. Loss of focus...check
    Discouraged.....check
    Reality messing with my dreams....check
    Ugh - I am so in the same spot. It does get very discouraging.I am badly in need of spring , warmer weather, birds chirping in the morning and some sunshine. It would go a long way toward making things *seem* better which often converts to things *being* better.

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  4. Patty, I know what you mean about the weather! It plays a big part in my attitude. At least it's March and that means spring is around the corner. Try doing one "dream" related thing today and see if that helps!!

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  5. I'm enjoying creating, designing and even producing; but I'm not seeing any benefit from it at this point. How long can I make things to give away before 'enough is enough'? I need to know that other people see the value in what I'm making - or - why am I doing this?

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  6. By the way, Big T wants to know if the picture is real and if so, where is it - so we don't go there.

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  7. Great post! I really needed this today! Thanks!

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  8. My goodness....our most recent posts seem very well connected don't they! One of my recent motivations is when I read that any new venture should be given AT LEAST 18 months before they are given up. That is the MINIMUM amount of time needed to really get things off the ground. I am at 4 months of my 18!

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  9. That is just about the most depressing photo I have ever seen. I can't believe we live our lives that way!

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  10. Thanks for the encouraging blog post! I needed it. Although as ColeAndJosephine said, that photo is truly depressing!

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  11. Wow.. that photo is crazy! Is that L.A.?

    I decided to venture out on my own and freelance a couple of years ago.. it's been hard, but I don't regret it at all! I still get discouraged though at times... so it's a constant battle to keep positive! ;)

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  12. Everyone, I don't know where the photo was taken. I received an email with lots of cool photos but no locations. I'm from the Baltimore area and that's what the beltway looks like at rush hour!

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  13. That is a scary photo! Way too many people :)
    If I could make money blogging - I would be a happy woman!

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  14. Excellent post, Annette. Exactly what I needed.

    What could I do differently? Well, I could spend more time WRITING than I do READING!

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