Yes, I am categorising this post as a DIY, because you are the only one who will CREATE the life you love for yourself.
(A bada** playlist to fuel up your motivation :)
Almost two years ago, I left an amazing full time job to pursue my dream. I thought I had it all figured out, that the second I would leave, I would start creating my dreams. But...
Life gets in the way...
And as a designer, emotions play a huge role in my inspiration process.
Starting something from scratch on your own, is very scary. And with that come millions of different emotions :
Excitement, doubt, confusions, disappointment, happiness, sadness, more doubt, loneliness, FEAR FEAR FEAR....
I had a lot of moments where I felt like giving up.
I felt so alone and demotivated.
I didn't know why I was even doing what I was doing.
Nothing made sense at that point.
''Remembering that you are going to die is the best way i know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. have the courage of following your heart and intuition'' - Steve Jobs
I went through a lot of bad and good ''phases'' where I'd either feel super inspired or very down.
I had no balance.
I used the ''bad'' phases to take care of myself, travel and recharge my brain. And with travelling and experiencing different things in life as it went by, it helped me remember why I wanted to do what I do.
Having experienced a lot of feelings through-out the years, the ideas slowly started to flow as time went by.
I realised that no one is going to save me. That my dream is MY dream, and if I wanted to make it happen, I had to START somewhere!
I pushed myself when I didn't even want to get out of bed.
I worked day and night, even on sh*tty ideas, I worked on them until I realised I didn't like them.
If I didn't know how to do something, I taught myself.
If I had a really bad day, I'd let myself rest and let go, but I would START over the next day.
Looking back, I have zero regrets. I love what I do right now, and if I never took that risk, I would have never reached where I am today. I may not have reached my goals yet, and I definitely still get those ups and downs, but I am enjoying every day as it goes by, knowing that I am getting closer and closer to my dream, no matter how hard things get.
If you're having a hard time feeling inspired and motivated, please know that ITS OKAY.
BUT, no one is going to take that fear away from your head except for YOU.
Trust me when I say that the SECOND you start, you won't stop.
You just have to START somewhere, anywhere. Even if your first 100 ideas don't make sense, you'll only know they sucked if you write them down, design them, or bring them to life. And with every failed idea, you get closer and closer to the idea you want to actually create. But you'll never find it until you try again and again.
Every day, dedicate a whole hour into your dream. Whether that hour goes to research or anything small, you're still getting a few steps ahead towards your dream!
Things don't happen magically.
Quality work isn't created over night.
Don't feel disappointed if things don't work out right away.
Dreams need time and effort.
The important part of it all, is to start somewhere.
What have been your struggles lately? We'd love to hear your stories.
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