It happens to all of us sometimes: That moment when you want to quit.
By ‘us,’ I mean every aspiring writer, artist, entrepreneur and anyone else who feels compelled to start doing something new. The creators, the innovators, the new Wright Brothers.
Raise your hand if you have a perfectly good job, but you find yourself up at insane hours working on that novel, crafting your perfect blog post, or sketching that widget for your patent application.
That’s right: I’m talking to you.
I received an email the other day from a friend who has one of the most awesome jobs in the world. It’s really cool, trust me.
But my friend isn’t satisfied. It’s not the money; he makes plenty. It’s that he’s got a nagging sense that he’s supposed to publish books.
He started a publishing company. He’s blogging, writing. And he’s terrific.
He writes really moving stuff. It’s helped me a lot. He’s inspiring to me, not just because his day job is so interesting, but also as an entrepreneur, businessman, and artist.
But in his email, my friend said: “I’m just not seeing any success as an entrepreneur. Maybe I should hang it up.”
Can you relate to my friend’s frustration?