I find that when I feel like I am sick of struggling, the truth is something slightly different.
The truth is that I am sick of a lack of progress.
This has happened many times in my blogging. I publish post after post. Weeks go by. Then I go look at my analytics and find my traffic is not even flat. It has decreased.
I can take having minor success.
I just want my work to translate into observable headway.
All these people I follow online and their hundreds of thousands of monthly visitors… When DOES this get easy?
Understand: The direction matters more than the state.
“What do you want?” This stopped me short. She was obviously asking a bigger question than just “pay off my taxes” or “make more money.” She wanted to know what about this situation was really making me so angry. I took a deep breath. “I’m just ready for this to be easy.” At first Candace didn’t really get what I was saying. “You want it to be easy? You mean, so it’s not a lot of work?” “No, no. I don’t mind working. I’m sick of struggling. Of churning and pushing and feeling like whatever I am and however hard I work, it’s never quite good enough.”
-Tim Grahl, Running Down A Dream