Behind the scenes…

People like to think of success as a singular event. It’s not.

It’s a multitude of steps.

You write novels one word at a time.

You paint one stroke of color at a time.

One step at a time.

One word at a time.

One goal at a time.

Struggle after struggle after struggle.

It takes a lot of time, and patience, and effort.

Small efforts done over time.

We take the highlights reel as the absolute truth. We forget about what goes on behind the scene.

The boring parts. The ones that no one claps for. The ones that are so easy to postpone; over and over again.

You know: the posts no one reads (or comments on), the stories that don’t make it, the paintings and drawings no one ever sees.

That’s what it takes to become great.

A lot of little steps.

As they say: little by little, soon a little becomes a lot.

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11 thoughts on “Behind the scenes…

  1. It’s hard for people to acknowledge the process for two reasons. The first is because the outcome is not guaranteed. The second reason is because they can’t see what you see. To them you’re doing a bunch of nothing. But remember it’s like a quote I heard someone say one time, “From shit comes flowers.”

  2. It is extremely true, and it is also extremely hard to make peace with the automatic belief that we have in our hearts, with our subconcious trying to sabotage our efforts, or what other people say. It takes a lot of strength to stand up over and over again believing in our true value.

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