When approaching new goals and challenges, one of the most important obstacles is obtaining faith.
Without faith we go through the motions--we do the things people tell us is important, the things that have brought other people success, but all the while we question, "Will this work for me?"
Faith allows us access to our own direction. Faith allows us guidance from our intution, whether it be gut feeling, a dream, a vision, a message from a higher power. We notice the repitition of our needs, even though to sate them may result in less income, or putting other people off.
When I talk about faith, I mean having confidence in things that have not yet materialized, taken root, or demonstrated success. I mean believing in the things that you know must be present in life to be happy, even if on another level, it seems effing crazy or hard.
In my own life, faith has finally settled in. Of course I am still plagued by temporary doubts and worries. But I have never felt so clear about how everything is going to work out, how possible it is to reveal a portion of myself to the world and achieve success.
In order to get here I had to have faith through a quilt of insecurities that using my gifts and unique perspective I can be successful. And in order to get where I'm going, I need to have faith in my capabilities to complete every step there.
All art is an act of faith to create something that until now has never been. What we see now is not all that will be. We will learn more, we will build off our drafts, we will connect with the right audience.
There is a lot to be done, and much has been started.
My biggest hurdle has been to have faith that maybe this whole process is easier than I think it needs to be. That I don't need to worry about the ones who can't understand my message since there are so many wonderful people out there that I will find in the future.
And yes revision does eventually end...not yet, but it will!
How are you doing? What do you have faith in? What are you working on?