This post originally appeared at Finding Why.
Every time you stick your finger in one hole in the dike, another leak appears.
What you knew was a work of genius yesterday, today looks like the work of a poorly trained sea lion.
You feel drained, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, creatively. If you read one more story about some emerging genius who’s running a $20 million company at age 25 you’ll explode. You’d just like to make the car payment on time. Or at all.
Know this: it gets better. Really it does. You look back and realise that those millimeters per day have turned into miles per hour. There are fewer and fewer leaks. That work of genius turns back into a work of genius, now that you think about it. You’re resting better, eating better, taking time for yourself and your loved ones.
And when does all this happen? In the future. Obviously. Not today. Maybe not even tomorrow.
But it happens. Because you are smart, persistent, talented, and surrounded by people who are committed to seeing you succeed. Just ask them. Ask them to say three words they think about you. Ask them to help with that one thing that’s making you crazy.
You are not alone, except inside your head, where all those marvelous dreams are churning and growing and blending into the thing you’re going to create, because of the person you’ve chosen to be.