I hear so much talk about people who get things done. People who make things happen. I don’t really place myself in that category. I don’t really look in the mirror in the morning and see a go getter. I want to. I want to be that person. But it doesn’t come naturally.
I have to fight for the things I make. I have to fight everyday to put something out into the world. I fight because I realize that this thing that I do that I love, I don’t get to do it anymore if I don’t show up everyday and fight for it. Even though nobody would notice if I just lay around watching Friends all day, that’s not what I signed up for. I signed up to make stuff for a living. So I’ll fight for that.
Two things to remember today:
1) you have something of value to offer.
2) nobody else is you.
Telling yourself “I’m not the kind of person who gets things done,” is not an excuse for you to ignore your work. Even if it’s true, you’re not excused. Your work is yours and you need get used to fighting like hell for it. That means making it whether you feel like it or not. Making it even though you’re not the kind of person who makes things happen. We are made to create, to make stuff. Fight for it, and you’ll get it done.