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Tomorrow morning the critic will be gone, but the writer will still be there facing the blank page.
-- Steven Pressfield
 

 

Friday, June 13, 1997

Stop the world, I want to get off!

If life would just stand still for a while, it would be easy to achieve our dreams. If we didn’t have all the everyday concerns, accomplishing great things would be a breeze.

That’s not the way things work, though. Life goes on. The bills keep coming. You keep having to drive the kids to soccer practice. You have all those voice mail messages to answer.

Don’t wait for it all to stop. It won’t. Go ahead and find a way to make the extra effort, in spite of it all. Do your dream while you do your life. There is no other way.

Do what you can, when you can, always keeping your eye on the goal. While others are waiting for some ideal set of circumstances that will never come, you’ll be moving steadily ahead.

Success comes from making a consistent effort, in spite of the continuing, compelling reasons not to. Start enjoying it right now.

— Ralph Marston

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