I so totally stole this title from Michael Hyatt's blog posted Friday July 31. It was a great blog with a great question that started me thinking. [Michael Hyatt]
What keeps you going when you want to quit? I fight this malady all the time. Sometimes its too hard to get up. It's too hard to go to the gym. It's too hard to bypass the ice cream and eat the salad. It's too hard to park my rear in the chair and work on the current scene. And lately it's too hard to shut off all the nifty internet sites like, myspace, facebook and now the really addictive Twitter. (So pulled in by the twittering of TweetDeck. Who knew!)
Like Michael Hyatt says, "Everything important requires work. Hard work. And sometimes there is a long arc between the dream and it’s realization. That is where the work and the transformation occur.
In my experience, the thing that keeps me going is answering this question, “Why am I doing this?” I then try to remember the dream. “Why I am doing this hard thing that I am doing.” I try to get connected to the original vision, because that keeps me going when the going gets tough."
And sometimes even the dream needs a little help. Family, friends and fellow writers are valuable supports. I have several. If I list them, I'm certain to leave somebody out. So just know you are very appreciated.... all of you.