I have found that the myth of overnight success and achieving all of your goals over a short period of time is just that – a myth.
Marcel Proust wrote the majority of his seven-part novel, In Search of Lost Time, from his paper-strewn bed in a Parisian apartment; Leonardo da Vinci scribbled confusing concepts into disorganized notebooks and often started projects he never finished; Albert Einstein left his desk covered edge-to-edge with journals and notebooks (with a tobacco pipe thrown into the mix).
While I’m not comparing myself to the genius of Proust, da Vinci, or Einstein, it makes me wonder:
In a society that glorifies efficiency, optimization, and daily routines, is the loss of chaos to our creative detriment?
You may be frustrated right now. You’ve been working hard and seeing no or very little fruit for your labors at chasing your dreams and achieving your goals. This is not completely unusual for this time of year.
Most of us have a long way to go toward achieving our goals. What do we do when this happens?
I think it’s important to hear the stories of those who have chased their dreams and have seen them come true. It is also important for us to focus on what we need to do to make them happen. Allow others to motivate and inspire you to greatness so you may reach your full potential during this lifetime. Make adjustments as needed as the year goes on.
While the myth of overnight success is not a reality, focusing on the goals and dreams you wish to achieve is so close you must be able to taste and smell it. Do the work and you’ll be able to see and touch it.
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