Wednesday, November 7, 2012

It Works.




I’m a true believer.

I honestly believe that when you have an overwhelming desire to accomplish something, it can happen. I sound like one of those cheesy motivational speakers, but it’s true.

We each have that “something.” That nagging desire/dream/goal that won’t go away. That burn in your chest that is sometimes so overwhelming you have to stop and force yourself to breathe.

With most of you, like me, it’s the desire to create. And not only create, but to create something wonderful. Something magical. Something that can stand the test of time. Or maybe it’s just to create something that uplifts and inspires someone. Or even just to provide an escape for awhile.

It’s crazy how LONG you can be struggling and striving and working toward something, and not know if it’s even going to amount to anything… Day after day of facing doubt, seeing others succeed, and not knowing if you’re “meant” to do something, or if you’re “good” enough.

But I believe you have to trust in that inner desire. That inner spark—or gut feeling that’s drawing you forward. You’ve got to act on those feelings, because they can lead to great things.

It’s amazing what can happen when you seize that feeling and just… go for it. And sometimes, that desire/feeling is the only thing we have to go on. And sometimes, it doesn’t seem to be enough.

But I know. I know that amazing things come to people who persevere. People who take the steps forward even when everything/everyone around them says it’s crazy.

It isn’t crazy.

You will/can do it. And to me, it almost seems like a part of us already knows we’ll succeed. Isn’t that our gut? Like we’ve already lived it, and now just have to act. 

I know this IWSG post is a bit different, but these are my feelings on the topic today! Thanks, Alex, for being so awesome. 

Red. Head. Out. :D 

60 comments:

  1. You hit the nail on the head with this! It's very difficult to be confidant about investing so much time and effort into something that might never lead anywhere. It especially gets tough when you have to sacrifice things like family time or sleep. In our family we like to quote the movie Meet the Robinsons: "Keep moving forward!" A little reminder about perseverance is a good thing, so thanks for that :)

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  2. I feel my inner desire tingling. Ok that didn't sound right. Anyway I'm loving this post and feeling pumped up by your encouraging words. And yes it's not crazy to keep going. No matter the outcome, it's worth it.

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  3. Thanks for the encouragement and inspiration, Morgan! I needed to read this today. :) I'm having one of those days where it all feels like a bit much. Thanks for reminding me why I actually do it. :)

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  4. Love this post, Morgan! Very motivational :) As Albert Einstein said: "Keep on sowing your seed, for you never know which will grow - perhaps it all will.” Yay great ISWG post!

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  5. I love this post. It's perfect for IWSG. Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Another brill. post by a brill. person :)

    (Were you inside my noggin last week... I was just thinking the same... why am I doing this? Will I ever finish?

    Will it be worth it???

    And, it will, no matter what :)

    Thanks for the pick-me-up :) I needed it like a need a double-double :)

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  7. Great post, Morgan! Much appreciated!

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  8. I love this post, if it weren't for my gut feeling that writing is what I should be doing, I'd probably have given up by now!

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  9. Very nice post! You are right, it is important to follow our dreams and not give up :) Some dreams may just take a little longer.

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  10. I think you'd be a good motivational speaker!
    Trust the dream and then never give up, never surrender.

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  11. Perserverence is the key word. You will be rewarded! So just keep pressing forward because good things happen to those who perservere!

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  12. Yay! I really needed this today, so thank you so much!

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  13. So up-lifting! Thanks Morgan. Needed that.

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  14. I've been trying to trust that gut feeling my whole life! You're right about often being plagued with doubt. Can I do it? Am I meant to? So many times I've said I guess this wasn't meant to be. But I also believe if you want something badly enough and you try your hardest, amazing things can happen!

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  15. I love inspirational posts like this :)

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  16. thanks for the positivity! needed it on this dark day!

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  17. Great post. I should really follow this advice. My faith is small, but my dream is big. Thanks for this.

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  18. Thanks for the boost of inspiration. I think we underestimate the power of positive thinking...

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  19. It's a perfect post. We all need encouragement and you're sweet to take the time to do it.

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  20. Great post, Morgan. I needed that. :)

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  21. Great post! You are right, perseverance is key.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  22. This is awesome. Sometimes it feels like you are going in false hope, and it's all a lit and you work and work without any hope. It's hard to hope and trust. That's what keeps us going; we break past that for something we truly believe is wonderful. We work for our MS. Great post.

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  23. Oh my, having that dream to create is always inside of me and I just want it to happen. But it's a process. The writing journey is long and grueling and holy cow, life gets in the way of things and it may take months, even years to fulfill it. But chasing that dream makes a difference. I'm in the middle of chasing it. I just don't know when the dream will be right in front of my eyes - realized.

    Never give up!

    Great post, Morg! :)

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  24. Nice words of wisdom! It's too bad some people, non-writers, don't share those thoughts about the writing process.

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  25. I think that motivational speakers are mostly con-men/women. However, I do think that many of the things you "set" your mind to that you are traditionally working upon can be made possible through hard work. For example, if you are a writer you CAN get an agent if you work hard enough at it and keep writing. But some examples of things that aren't possible just because you want them to happen are:
    1) You cannot make someone love you if they don't love you. It just won't happen, and you need to let it go.
    2) A man with no legs is not going to grow legs just because he wants that to happen.
    3) A person that is bad at math is not going to make a good physicist.

    And the list can go on and on and on. You have to identify your own limitations and work within them.

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  26. Yes! I've been believing this for a long time. Years of that inner desire and hard work lead to great things.

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  27. PS: You rock! Thanks for the motivational words, both here and on my blog post today.

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  28. Amen, sister! I am a believer, too. So glad we belong to that same comforting family. Hugs!!

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  29. Definitely NOT crazy! I believe it too! Because it's true!
    And you're not cheesy at all! I loved every word. Can never get enough motivation and inspiration :)

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  30. I agree that a positive attitude makes all of the difference! This reminds me of the mantra of The Little Engine That Could, "I think I can; I think I can...." Thanks Morgan! Julie

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  31. Yes, what is the saying - "You reap what you sow!"

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  32. Great post! Sometimes I think I have been at something so long with nothing that I am afraid I am on the wrong path, but then something wonderful happens to assure me that is not the case.

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  33. Great MOTIVATIONAL speech, Morgan. :)

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  34. Oh, I so needed this today. You're the best. (:

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  35. This is similar to the idea that inspiration is 99% perspiration, and it's true. You are inspiring because you stick to it. Woot! I thought I had followed your blog before, but it turns out not, so I fixed that omission.

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  36. Such a great post, and it's so true! Though it's hard to see when you're sludging through the *why me's* and the comparisons. But I'm right there with you--I believe it too, that (*cues inspirational music*) if you want something badly enough and are willing to do what it takes, you can achieve your goals!!! :D

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  37. Love this post, Morgan, because it's exactly what I'm doing now. This inner desire is guiding me toward my new goals. :D

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  38. Um...so I'm still longing and still struggling. Is it weird that I'm ENJOYING the struggle now?

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  39. When you know, you find a way to make it happen. I like the idea that if we're talking steps in a certain direction to reach a dream, even small steps, that we'll have to get there eventually. Many of us take steps back along the way, but even with that, if we keep primarily moving forward, then we will reach what we're striving for. Great motivational post, Morgan!

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  40. It's wonderful you have this much optimism and want to cheerlead for other writers. We all need it, especially those much older than you are. Our supply of optimism wears thin as we age...

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  41. Thanks for the reminder Morgan- we all need these from time to time! Happy Weekend!

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  42. Hi, I love your blog Morgan. I've followed for a while. Good post...problem is that I'm seriously not doing enough at all. I need to try harder, commit more, really believe in myself or get some focus.
    I adore your passion! Must. try. and . focus.
    :)

    Jill

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  43. I completely agree Morgan. It's what keeps me going - that gut feeling. If it's any consolation, I've read your query and your opening page in at least one contest (I think more). I have that same gut feeling about you. You're a talented writer. I look forward to reading your book in hardback one day.

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  44. Wonderful! So well said, and I'd like to believe that's true, that what we have the drive for is what we are meant to do.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  45. Beautifully said! That's for the motivation today :)

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  46. Great post! I think I'll bookmark this and come back whenever I'm feeling low.

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  47. You are such a treasure....

    How inspiring. I believe what you believe too. It's so nice to there are others who feel that spark, passion, and magic in life!

    Thanks for giving us your special gift today.

    M

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  48. Well said, Red. ;) I totally believe that we're being guided to where we're supposed to be by those little niggling "somethings" that don't let us go. Too many times I let my own voice override that, sooo "It isn't crazy" is my most favorite part of this post.

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  49. Inspirational stuff, Morgan.

    I've been surprising myself lately - it's amazing what happens when you push aside negativity and excuses.

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  50. I've been so spacey lately I missed last Wednesday's Insecure Writer's post, but yours is inspirational. Cheering you on as always! :)

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  51. Wow, I really appreciate this post, Morgan. It can be really hard to believe in yourself as a writer, so it's great that there are the likes of you around to offer such awesome support! I don't think anything worth having comes easily... so we should embrace the whole thing, even with the down times. We'll get there!

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  52. Love this post Morgan! Thanks.

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  53. I often wonder if people say exactly what I need to hear when I need it in the blog world, or if the right advice just pops out for me. Either way, I very much appreciate your words here, and they were very, very well timed!

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