” Why is everything so much harder for me than it is for everyone else? No. Stop. It isn’t. It is hard for everyone. No one who has ever achieved something great has not had a challenge to overcome, a disability or injustice to fight through, or an obstacle to maneuver from. The only difference between them and yourself is that they committed to fight through whatever life throws at them. So, stop the excuses. You have been given numerous blessings more than you care to count. And that great potential? It will remain only that unless you decide to use every little ounce to make the dreams in your heart a reality. Own that battle. It was created exactly for you. Yes, it will test you and break you down to your very core. But it will also reveal your courage and your strength, the one you never thought you had. Be grateful for the hard things. Your greatness lies beyond them,” she told herself for what feels like the thousandth time.
*This is in response to Blogging University’s Writing 101, Day 5: Let social media inpire you
*Inspired by the tweet below:
"Why is writing so much harder for me than it is for everybody else?" -- every novelist ever, secretly to themselves, all the time—
Lev Grossman (@leverus) April 28, 2015