Staying focused isn’t easy. Making something worthwhile is truly hard. Willing something to exist from nothing goes against nature. A body at rest stays at rest and we fight that trend. It’s hard. It’s hard to battle the status quo. It’s hard to do something different, to bring forth something with meaning.
People tether you by making you explain yourself, and sometimes, out loud, your ideas sound silly. We are to believe that if they sound silly, then perhaps the problem is ours. Reactions like “that must be hard,” are controls: they are subconcious mild discouragements, designed to have you on the path that is comfortable towards another person.
You’ll doubt yourself, and others will doubt you. You’ll have distractions and things will conspire to take you off course and suck away your energy.
Inertia is seductive. It’s almost always easier to justify the problem than it is to solve it. You can live overweight for another day, or get through the holidays with a bad marriage, or go through another year in a crumby job. It’s always more pleasant, and the risk of doing that battle is that you are not going to have a certain outcome.
Realize in advance that it’s going to be really, really hard, and the commitment gets easier. Because you know you’re committing to something that’s harder than what you’re doing, and you understand the undertaking. You won’t underestimate it, and you’ll emerge with victory as a possibility.