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As the dawn of 2024, it promises a new beginning. Unwritten chapters await to be written in the ink of your dreams. For artists and writers who dare to dream, this is a year of unwavering commitment and unwavering consistency.
In the realm of creativity, persistence is the key to success. Whether you wield a brush or a pen, the canvas of your aspirations is vast and every stroke, every word contributes to the masterpiece of your journey. This year, make consistency your guiding principle. It is a steady rhythm that transforms aspirations into accomplishments.
The path to realizing one's dreams and finding success in a passion is a demanding journey, far from the romanticized notions it may seem. It entails relentless effort, resilience, and an unwavering commitment that goes beyond mere affection. The pursuit of a dream demands sacrifices, pushing the boundaries of comfort, and facing uncertainties with courage.
Passion alone cannot guarantee success; it requires dedication, hard work, and a willingness to navigate through setbacks. The journey is fraught with challenges that test the very core of one's determination. Moments of self-doubt, criticism, and the pressure to conform may cast shadows on the pursuit of one's deepest desires.
However, it is precisely in these challenging moments that the true essence of the journey is revealed. It is about rising from failures, learning from mistakes, and embracing the iterative process of growth. Success is not an overnight achievement but a culmination of persistent, often unseen, efforts.
I am an artist and have recently been working steadily as a writer and blogger. However, if you ask yourself whether you are reaching a satisfactory standard of success, it is difficult to come up with an answer right away.
At times like that, what Steve Jobs said comes to mind.
“People say you have to have a lot of passion for what you’re doing and it’s totally true. And the reason is because it’s so hard that if you don’t, any rational person would give up. It’s really hard. And you have to do it over a sustained period of time. So if you don’t love it, if you’re not having fun doing it, you don’t really love it, you’re going to give up.”
What should I do so that I don't give up just because it's difficult or I can't see the way? For now, all you have to do is just run.
If you run hard, you will meet fairies who will help you. You will also be able to meet supporters who support your passion and efforts. And more than anything, I will be able to become more confident in myself as I run.
Myungja Anna Koh