The effects of being in an industry and a social network that is full in content can be daunting and wrought with disappointment and push back. For anyone in the blogging world, it can be all-consuming to try to set your mark. We live in a space that seems to already have everything. Full to the brim, it can be overwhelming, bleak, and mountainous.
However, I believe this is true for many industries now. It seems acquisitions and platforms need to be so big to do anything of relevance or impact. It can also be an area where everyone tries to deter you from even trying, just because it’s already been done. We are saturated.
But no one gets to tell you to stop creating art, or to stop writing, and doing. No one gets t tell you to stop spreading love, excellence, and life. (Unless you let them.) You have the capacity to make something incredible and to make something amazing because your voice is unique. You’re personal writing, art, designs, dreams, ideas, and thoughts are your’s alone. Your unique stamp makes it special.
Do not lose hope. Do not give up. Do not believe the lie that you live in a world that is full of everything and that it does not need your ripple effects. No mater how much media, movies, feeds, and paper are out there, it is worth it. To have more beauty, more joy, more concepts of empowering individuals and strengthening them in the Lord is always worth pursuing.
I am an advocate for people who create because I am one of them. Despite the knowledge that there are a million types of coaches, writers, bloggers, and mentors out there, I press on. I know what drives me and I know what motivates me.
When your energy and your direction collide you find what motivates you, and what motivates steers your productivity. It can drive your productivity all the way to the reality of a million dreams come true.
I was raised in a home that put massive emphasis on dreams. Over money, over the status quo, over what everybody else thinks, and even over personal handicaps. Most of you do not know this but, I painstakingly type. I am horrible in sentence structure and misspell even more. I can’t type normally. My left hand has no fingers past the first knuckles. So I am super slow on a computer. It never stopped me. I learned to play the piano, tie my shoes, and danced professionally. I was a competitor in the field of ballet all through college, and I write, a lot. All because of the emphasis on dreams growing up.
In the middle of my middle school years my father walked away from a massive career and the life that was laid out for him. Despite everyone telling him that he was too old, that his sight wasn’t good, that he had too many things to take care of, and to many obligations, he went for it. When I say the sky is the limit, I’m serious.
My father dropped a high-paying career as a sales manager to live a dream he had as a little boy. To fly airplanes. The industry of flight is saturated. The world is full of pilots. From our military forces, to our space shuttles, and even the airlines it had all been done before. But that did not stop him.
What excuses are you giving yourself that’s holding you back? What are you not doing because you feel that people have gone before you and done it better? While living in a saturated world, bombarded at every corner, let us remember; Jesus has made all things new. Now is the time and it’s your turn to shine. Don’t give up on your dreams.
Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Psalms 37:3-4
When my Dad finally decided to push through it wasn’t without a hard climb. Was it something new that no one had done before? No. Was it without bumps in the road? Absolutely not. Did he sacrifice? Yes. Was it hard for more than just him? Yes. But here is the thing, none of these questions really need to even be asked. They are irrelevant.
Was it worth it? Yes! Keep the faith! Keep building, and doing, and making, and learning, and striving. Choosing the exceptional over the mediocre.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars and to change the world. -Harriet Tubman
P.S. My Dad fly’s airplanes to this day and refuses to live under cloud cover. He continues to soar his dreams ever higher.