It’s never as easy as we think. We point to the mountain and proclaim: “I can climb that!” Then when we’re half way up, we meet Mr. Doubt.
At that point we have three choices: Turn around and run the other way. Freeze and do nothing. Or, continue climbing, one step at a time, until we reach the top.
I think those three choices; retreat, freeze or persist, are what keep us artists & treps edgy, anxious and sharp—day after day.
And while freezing will get us nowhere and persisting will get us somewhere, it’s really the challenging process of retreating, restarting and regrouping, that keeps us alert, keeps us creative, and provokes us to continue searching for a different solution or a new plan of action, that will inch us closer and closer to our goals and dreams.