I was talking with one of my good friends Roshanda about our respective blogs the other day. While Roe writes about a completely different subject matter [fair trade, handmade crafts and clothing] than I do, we were empathizing over the general difficulty of the whole blogging process. I told her that no matter how much I write, I always feel like I’m blogging my ass off and I’m still always behind. She sort of felt the same way and responded with something that resonated with me:
You know, blogging takes considerable ass power
Yes it does.
Yes, blogging is hard and yes, I’m constantly falling behind. I get distracted, I don’t plan ahead, I run out of ideas and sometimes my posts bomb, but you know what? It’s worth it.
Yes, blogging does take considerable ass power, but so does everything else that’s worthwhile doing. I have to keep reminding myself that this whole triathlon thing hasn’t been a walk in the park either. It’s been hard. And you know what? It’s going to get a lot harder. But it’s something I’m passionate about, it’s something I want to do and it’s something that I enjoy so why not spend my energy on that?
Here’s something I’m learning. Just because you love what you’re doing, doesn’t mean doing it will be easy. In fact, it’s usually pretty freaking hard.
But that’s exactly why you have to do it. If it really is freaking hard and requires considerable ass power, chances are most people aren’t doing it. They can’t get past the looming impossibility of the situation. That’s why most people don’t do great things.
However, if you can see the potential and are willing to work to propel yourself down that path, your options are limitless.
All it takes is a considerable amount of ass power.
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