There's an old Chinese saying that I just love, and I believe it is so true.
It goes like this:
"The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed."
It's a Saturday morning and here's a quick thought to think about over the weekend. I know how hard it is to run a business today and the feeling of frustration isn't exclusive to anybody. Even in starting my business in 2009 there have been a few times where I thought about giving up and doing something else.
There are two things that keep me going and I'm hoping writing about them helps a few of you. First, I love what I'm doing. You've got to love what you're doing as well. As I've said a few times in the past, "You can't create images that tug at people's heart strings if your heart isn't in it." But, when your heart is in anything you're working on it's amazing how the creativity and passion flow.
Second, before you walk away from your career or anything for that matter, think about how much time you've invested so far. Take the time to analyze what's missing and then make another investment - get some help through your network in better understanding what you need to do better.
I know I make it sound so easy, but the process itself really is that simple. What takes time is working on your skills in those areas that need the most help. It would be so great if there really was a button on your keyboard you could just push. Since there's not, you just have to be persistent and stay on course.
The bottom line...don't give up on your dreams!