dear me: suck it up. persevere.

I see why so many blogs end up in the “that was fun…now I’m bored” pile…along with once used sports equipment, art supplies…whatever hobby came along and left.  A flash in the pan kind of thing.  In the grand scheme of things…most people DON’T stick with anything long enough to become *really* good.  Great, even.

And blogging… I understand why.  It is a thankless task.  A few really nice comments saying you’re doing a good job here and there…a spike in views with a fluke post…and that is it.  Then the fun goes away and so does the blog.  A few months go by and you can’t even remember the name of your once sounding board.

But if you stuck with it…like the pledge to not eat chocolate or the promise to go to the gym at least three times a week.  Where would you be a year later?  Five years later?  We see people in magazines or on TV where it seems like they came out of nowhere.  One day a desk job and the next a superstar.  We don’t see the hours and days and years they worked to get there.  We don’t see what they sacrificed or how they toughed it out.  Those few didn’t give up their hobby or dream and let other people tell them they have a one in a million shot – why try?  We see the final product and that is what we want.  The end before the beginning.  As much as I even hate to admit it sometimes…as much as I want the end…the journey is what gets you there.  That’s what makes you.

As for one in a million – anyone can be that one

Just be the one that didn’t quit.

Remember that.

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3 Responses to “dear me: suck it up. persevere.”


  1. 1 spookwright March 23, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Bravo.

  2. 2 Daphne September 3, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    I needed to hear this today. Thank you, Jessica of March 23, 2009! I’m so glad you persevered!


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