It Doesn't Matter, Do It Anyway!
It doesn't matter if your loved ones aren't as supportive or excited about your dream as you are, do it anyway. It doesn't matter how long it will take, do it anyway. It doesn't matter if you don't feel like trying today, do it anyway. It doesn't matter if he or she doesn't like it, do it anyway. It doesn't matter if "they" don't understand, do it anyway. It doesn't matter if the answer is no THIS TIME, keep doing it anyway. It doesn't matter if you cry, keep doing it anyway. It doesn't matter if you've got to take on another job to support yourself and your family, keep doing it anyway. It doesn't matter if you feel like giving up, don't give up and keep doing it anyway.
I had to remind myself today, coal becomes diamonds due to pressure. Nothing worth having is easy. It takes hard work, sacrifice, long nights and empty pockets at times. It takes grassroots promotion and doing it all by yourself until you no longer have to go at it alone. It takes getting your name out there. Frustration is part of the package at times.
The important thing is to keep at it. If you have a dream and you wake up smiling because you can't wait to delve into it then you're on the right track. If all you can do is think of writing or preaching or whatever it may be then you go on and do it. If you've tried to abandon your dream and taken up another career but you still can't let go of the idea of accomplishing your goal, then you were meant to do it!
So do it anyway and anyhow. Just don't give up!
Salaam and Peace!