Well, big if you’re a writer, but fitting for many a craft or profession. Today, I give you a quote, and yes, there are quotes out there for everything imaginable and it’s not hard to find one that applies to whatever you’re thinking or doing. But then, one quote will hit home like no other, and for me, it is the quote below:
“Buried beneath all the anxiety and sorrow and fear and self-loathing, there’s arrogance at its core. It presumes you should be successful at twenty-six, when really it takes most writers so much longer to get there. You loathe yourself, and yet you’re consumed by the grandiose ideas you have about your own importance. You’re up too high and down to low. Neither is the place where we get any work done. We get the work done on the ground level. And the kindest thing I can do for you is to tell you to get your ass on the floor. I know it’s hard to write, darling. But it’s harder not to. The only way you’ll find out if you “have it in you” is to get to work and see if you do. The only way to override your “limitations, insecurities, jealousies, and ineptitude” is to produce.” – Cheryl Strayed
Addition of the bold is for me—maybe for you, too.
And also from Cheryl Strayed:
“Coal mining is harder. Do you think miners stand around all day talking about how hard it is to mine coal? They do not. They simply dig.”
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