“Angela, there comes a time when you just have to put your foot in it. When you have to say I’m doing it and then do it.”
I nodded my head in appreciation because that’s what I’ve been doing these last two years with the music business, writing songs, learning music theory, working on and finishing novels, meeting and greeting, and so, so much more. And this year, 2014, will see me stomping harder than before.
I listened to my friend because I’ve seen his struggles the last few years. He, too, is in the music business; has been most of his life, and wearing many hats: Artist, musician, performer, manager, teacher, composer, lyricist, and collaborator. Technology and other changes and economy issues, over which no one has control, made my friend take a hard look at his situation. That hard look made him say the above quoted statement.
But for three years he didn’t know if putting his foot in it would yield the results he was after. There were many dark, dark days he admitted, when he was near meltdown. Days he doubted himself. Days he doubted his decisions. Days he doubted his abilities. But what else could he do but keep on putting one foot in front of the other; and now? Now he’s seeing the payoff on several of these things.
You will reap if you do not tire out.
I, too, have my days of near meltdown. When I doubt my abilities, decisions, and even my reason for being. But what am I going to do?
I’m going to put my foot into it even harder, that’s what I’m going to do.