I was going to write a post about the 5 things I learned from the failed first attempt at my logo. But it just felt too smarty pants and I hate that. And to be honest, I’m not feeling too smarty pants right about now.
So instead I am going to share the one thing I learned. Actually, it seems to be the one thing I keep learning over and over.
Just keep going.
I’ve tried to start this business before. I’ve tried to find a way, but because of a lack of courage as well as a lack of knowledge, I haven’t gotten very far. And so, I put it to the back of my mind. It would come out of the darkness sometimes. Like when I saw someone else starting their creative business. Seeing someone else living my dream. But this time – this try – it’s different.
Maybe it’s my ‘mid life major re-assessment’. Maybe it’s because I’m not trying to figure it out all on my own this time. And maybe it’s because I am sick of wanting and dreaming. Maybe this time I’ve just gotten determined enough.
This path has been a rocky ride so far.
Things have taken longer than I thought. The finances have been a challenge. And it’s been an emotional rollercoaster that I wasn’t expecting. But through it all, I’ve found a way to keep going. To. Just. Keep. Going.
Even when it felt like the work wasn’t paying off. Even when I felt lost. Even when I was taking one step forward and two steps back.
If there is something you want – really want – my biggest hope for you is you find the courage to start. It’s the biggest challenge.
And once you do, I hope you find the courage to Just Keep Going.