Pushing through the doubt

When I first had the idea of starting a blog, I went through the many stages of back and forth doubt. I kept thinking this is going to be hard, this isn’t possible. NYC is so hard to break out in the crowd. I already had so much on my plate, did I really want to add another thing. I kept giving myself excuses to not get this up and running until one day my best friend told me..

“Except it's not hard and totally possible. It's just a lot of work but it's possible! You need to take blogging like driving at night cross country. You started in NYC and need to get to California, but it's dark and you can only see about 10-15 feet ahead of you. You know where you want to end up. but you aren't too sure which exact roads are next (there's no GPS stop thinking of google). So you drive and eventually you'll hit California. Just don't stop driving.”

That was a total kick in the butt and I told myself I am going to start reading this every day I get writers block, every day matt throws a tantrum, every day I have to wake up at 4am for an early morning gig, every day I am looking at my bank account and I am not where I want to be.

Photo by Luis Llerena

Photo by Luis Llerena

This goes for anyone and everyone’s passion. You can’t give up, as hard as it may seem, as easy as it may feel to lay under the covers, it’s going to be harder to get out of bed every time you do it. It’s like the snooze button, every time you hit it, you feel more tired, grumpier, but if you just got up the first time, you would get an early start to your day, you will feel more energized as you start moving and you will accomplish more. Don’t hit the snooze button on life. 

Easier said than done. I know! I think if we just try and make an effort we will see a difference, a change and that's all we can do...try

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way to know to avoid the trap of thinking that you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
— Steve Jobs