I was working on a project – writing, thinking, creating, trying to cast a vision – it wasn’t going well.

One re-write after another.

Writing for a half-hour only to scrap it and start over.

I took breaks.


Then dragged myself back to my desk.

Some more writing.

Read over what I had then moved things around.

Then, an idea – some direction.

All of a sudden, I knew what I wanted to say.

That’s my process – wrangling, twisting to find my way – then a spark.

Everything we do that’s important has a struggle.

It’s how we get things done and, more importantly, how we learn and get better.

Don’t resist your struggle.

It’s necessary.

Whether it’s learning new software or being rejected by a woman, stay in it.  Embrace it.

And keep going.


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