Overcoming obstacles…No Excuses!

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Committing to our passion as writers, musicians, artists, etc. can be challenging when we are faced with obstacles of every day life. The demands of reality (ie. work, school, family, friends) has a way of giving us an excuse not to write, practice, or finish that last installment for our next gallery exhibition. If staying committed was easy, it would not be worth doing. With that said, we have to be disciplined in our passion in order to be successful. That means working it into our schedules anytime we can and accepting no excuses not to do it! It is only counterproductive to our success! Sure, sometimes we are tired and need a break, because it is possible to burn out. Breaks are welcome and needed to recharge our energy so that we can come back with new inspiration. Please remember, this is different from procrastination.

As a single mother, required to have a day job until I make it big as a best-selling author, I am faced with obstacles all the time. Working 12 hour shifts, three days a week at the local hospital, makes finding time to write and meet my personal goals, quite a challenge! On top of that, I have to balance and prioritize quality time with my 10-year-old daughter. Being in a relationship also can be a challenge, because, while he supports me, my significant other also deserves my time. It becomes a delicate juggling act, but if I am dedicated to my craft, I will make time every day.  While it is not easy, I know it will be well worth it in the end.

So, with this in mind, what are your obstacles that you face on a day-to-day basis? How do you manage your time to fit your passion into your schedule? Who is your support team? Write them down, along with excuses that you tend to make to NOT work on your craft. This will help with self-accountability.

Good luck and Keep writing!

Much Love <3,

Brielle C.

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