…a manifesto for the discouraged
Recently, I posted these words:
When you start chasing a dream, it’s new, it’s fresh. You feel inspired.
You decide on a focus. You start a blog to share your dream with the world. You set a schedule. Word counts, posting goals. You tweet. You write.
You watch as your traffic grows and you celebrate your tenth subscriber.
There are hard times, too. There are days when you really just want to stay in bed, but you get up and you slog it out. There are days when the words don’t come easy. You get in the ring, lace up your gloves, and come out battered and bloody with maybe only a couple hundred words to show for it.
You’re ready for that too.
You get back up and you keep doing it, just because it’s hard. You’re a pro, and that’s what pros do.
But there’s a little secret that no one told you when you were starting out:
there are days that you just can’t do it at all.
Those are the days that no one tells you about.
A Gift For You
I’m honored to share a short eBook that might encourage you when you hit one of those days when you just plain “can’t” keep going.
You can receive a free copy by joining my update mailing list here:
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**Note: Current email subscribers should see this arrive later this afternoon. If you’re an RSS subscriber and would like a copy, drop me an email or a comment and I’ll get you the download link…You’re important, too!**
Here’s what a few dreamers have said:
After you get back up…
Thank you for reading! I know there’s a lot of words out there in the world, and I appreciate the opportunity to encourage you.
If you liked it (or even if you didn’t), I’d love it if you would share your thoughts in the comments, and share this resource with others that might need it.
And thank you again for finding a little rest down here by my river.
*Photo Credit: Stephen Depolo (Creative Commons)