Is It Worth It?

Following your dreams is tough. Being an artist is tough. Being an entrepreneur can feel down right crazy! There’s no way around it. Don’t be fooled. The life of an entrepreneur, a creative, is no easy life. Heck, just being human is tough enough.

But- if you enjoy your work and you are providing some real benefit to this world, if you’re passionate enough about it, you will find a kind of satisfaction that runs deep. You will find a way to make it all work. You will learn to not sweat the small stuff. You’ll realize it’s hard work, good work, and that it’s totally worth it, worth fighting for. Worth a whole lifetime.

This world needs more people who experience this kind of satisfaction, and who are doing the inner work.

For those of you who are really struggling with the feeling that there could be something more, that there’s something else you wish you could be doing with your time, if only you were brave enough, if only you had the skills, if only... If only.

Only we know what we really want.

So ask yourself: Is it worth it? Can I imagine doing xyz for a lifetime? Is my big dream sitting on the edge of regret, or am I going out there and taking it for a ride? Journal about it. Pray about it. If you feel the need for change, go do it. Take it one small step at a time. Don’t overwhelm yourself with the grand horizon. Make a to do list of things you can start doing right now to work towards your big dreams. And know, too, that your dreams can change, and probably will.

As you walk your talk, you will feel fear. But the dream go getters DO IT ANYWAY. You feel fear? You’re onto something good. You wonder if you’re brave enough? You’re sitting on the edge of success. You wonder if you’ve got the grit and determination to see it through? Push past your doubt and wave sweetly to it from the top of your smiling mountain of change.

You and all the world will be better for it.