Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” is a great line from Emerson. If there’s no enthusiasm in what you do, it won’t be remarkable and certainly won’t connect with people on an emotional basis. But, if you put that magic energy into all of your work, you can create something that touches people on a deeper level. How can you bring MORE enthusiasm into your work? What do you have to think or believe about your work to be totally excited about it? Answer it now.
(Author: Mars Dorian)
I’m a firm believer in being passionate about what we do. I wouldn’t be able to get up every morning if I don’t believe in what I do. That being said, there are plenty of times when I lost it, especially when I reread my writing draft and realized how bad it was, when there’s no words coming out of my head, or when I felt I lost the connection even with my dearest friends.
When you follow your bliss, you know your enthusiasm is there. Most of the time. I bet that’s why you chose it in the first place. After all, this IS your dream. There’s no blaming anyone for this. Please don’t try to blame yourself either, it’ll get you nowhere. You’d have no choice but to rediscover your strength.
Trust thyself. I love those words. I know we all do, the dreamers who chase their dream tend to trust themselves more. I know I’m here now because I trusted myself. Just sometimes, the feeling got buried away in my daily activities and challenges.
How do I get it back?
- Go back to the feeling I had when I first decided to go on to this journey. At that moment, I truly felt like the whole universe is opening its way towards my dream. It’s like the moment when you knew the man you like IS the one you’d like to spend the rest of your life with.
- Read praises and encouragements. I’m sure we all had some, right? I actually kept a folder in my computer and in my moleskine where I kept the praises and encouragement. Even when things go bad, it made me feel good that once upon a time, someone actually liked my work (and me). If it happened once, I can go back to that awesomeness again.
- Read biographies and success stories. Realize that behind the successful people there must be struggles. They can do it, so I surely can do it too.
- Remember the greater goal. Why did I want to do this in the first place? There must be more than just money or fame. I want to inspire and make people smile.
- If no. 4 failed, I would do a cheap trick to keep me up. I promised myself I would get some presents when I’m done with my work. In my case: lipstick.
- Let it go for now. Maybe we’re just tired, either physically and emotionally. Take a break, live your life, laugh, and love!
Do you have your tips? Do share 🙂