Saturday, May 17, 2014
Rome Wasn't Built in a Day
You are the architect of your dreams. The hard part is doing the manual labor necessary to turn your renderings into a finished product. There are cost overruns. The permit process gets bogged down by the bureaucrats who don't believe in your vision. You may ask yourself, "when will I cross the finish line?" You may be tempted to give up. If you're like me, you find a way to see past all the setbacks and delays. You look at history and get your inspiration from the people who came before you, like the Romans who built a great city. And you realize great things take time. That's right. Rome wasn't built in a day. That job probably took much longer than anyone imagined.
Those who know me as a writer often ask, "when will your novel be done?" I tell them, "every Friday I'm one chapter closer to completion. My original deadline was unrealistic. I didn't account for the times when I had to put the project on hold to deal with some major personal challenges. But I keep going. I tell myself, 500 to 1,000 words once a week. Keep moving forward, one chapter at a time. You can do it. This strategy works with anything significant in your life. Stay focused, my friend. Yes, you can do it. Don't forget to leave a comment about your dreams. Thanks for sharing.