This isn't a procrastination post, although the subject of procrastination would be appropriate. Actually, this is a tiny message that serves to uplift you when you feel like you've lost the groove to the creative process.
A process is exactly what it sounds like -- a journey.
It's not a one size fits all destination where everyone comfortably arrives. A process, especially the creative kind, is self-discovery, spiritual in nature, and personal.
So, why do we often look to the right and left of us to see what everyone else is doing? Why do we seek to duplicate someone else's success when we haven't asked the essential questions about our own significance and purpose for living?
One thing I've realized on this writing journey is not to get distracted. That's easier said than done. People's opinions can get into your head, make you think you're living life all wrong.
The reality: you're exactly where you're supposed to be. Keep your head focused, continue running in your own lane.
I don't know what my future holds, but I do know that it's bright. Life is bright already. I believe in my craft, my projects, my purpose, even if no one else knows it exists. I've quit so many things in the past because I was willing to abandon something quickly after not feeling "successful" like my peers. That's unfortunate. Don't you think if someone was able to "find" or prosper in their unique calling, then what makes you think you will not?
O ye of little faith?
This post may seem like a ramble, but it's actually a realization. There's no need to feel rushed, discouraged, unaccomplished, behind, incompetent, unworthy, or whatever other negative adjective you want to throw into the series. The fact of the matter is, your mind is so powerful that if you fill it to capacity with reoccurring thoughts of uplifting, inspiring, and encouraging words, there's no telling where you can go.
Stop looking to the left of you and to the right. Run your race. Don't get distracted. Everything you have ever wanted is right at your fingertips. Don't give up.