My Freedom Flame

Motivating Writers Worldwide

The Waiting

Is the Hardest Part of your Journey

Like the old Tom Petty song states, the waiting is the hardest part. But, while you’re waiting, the good news is you can work like a madman or madwoman to hone your craft and reel in your passion.
Doesn’t that sound like a good deal?
The problem is people like to wait for their passion to come to them.
Have you ever worked in a grocery store or fast food restaurant?
I’m sure you’ve seen people miserable, just miserable sometimes to be alive. Some may be working the same job for the past twenty or thirty years. Some may’ve gotten their job at sixteen and add thirty years, they’re still doing the same job at forty-six, and they still have another twenty years of work.
Look, your future depends on you getting up and at it right now. If you’re sitting down and watching TV waiting for your next work day to begin or even out with friends to spend a Saturday evening only to realize you’ll be back at it come Monday morning, dreading Monday morning, your future is hellbent on pursuit of your ultimate desires.
So, why are you waiting for it to come to you?
Isn’t anything worth having worth the struggle?
What if I told you two things:
1) You’re going to struggle at times.
2) You’re going to have some failures along the way.
It’s going to happen, yes, but again, I have good news because the good news is if you don’t give up, learn from your failures, learn from your mistakes and don’t repeat the same mistake twice, you’re going to succeed.
Sure, success isn’t going to come tonight, tomorrow, next week, next month, and in many cases next year, but it’s going to come if you make it possible.
So, you’re going to have to wait, yes, but you’re going to put one-hundred and ten percent into this if you’re serious about becoming the artist, writer, photographer, blogger, or any passion that peaks your interest. If you truly want to change your life, you’re going to go after it.
We’re all faced with two choices throughout life. If we’re dissatisfied with our life today, we have the power to change it, especially if we have a message to sell to the world. That’s the great thing about America. You can overcome any obstacle if the work ethic matches the desire.
It’s more than just acting to make it happen, you need to believe it will happen. Picture yourself, right now, succeeding at whatever is your ultimate desire.
What do you want in life?
Close your eyes and picture what you want. When you can picture what you want for five minutes, open your eyes and see your success play out right in front of you by visualizing success.
As we work toward our goal, each passing day is another one closer to our ultimate success. Each challenge we face, and each lesson learned from our challenge will bring us another step closer. When you learn all the lessons and complete all the challenges, celebrate the good times and become a better person from the bad, success will be right in front of you.
And this time, it’ll literally be right in front of you.



  1. Very true. The path to success is either made by someone else or created by us. The first one is neither easy nor hard. The second one is toughest but lead us to create history.

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