Perseverance in your Dream

There comes a time in everyone’s journey to success where the depths seem too deep, the mountain too high and the dream too far.

It’s easy to talk about goals and accomplishments when were in a positive place, the true test of our resilience happens when we’ve sunk below deck, absorbed the inky ocean colours and turned midnight- blue.

During those harrowing times, self-compassion and self-love sound like fairy-tales, told to wayward travellers who can only ponder at the creatures dwelling below the surface.

girl underwater fantasy magic wrting author Lorraine Ambers
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For my fellow drifters, hang tight and wait for your anchor to be called home. And remember you’re not alone in the world, there are artists and dreamers who have been where you are. The glimmering sun is just beyond the surface, sometimes we need to kick, push against the tide and persevere.

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
– John Quincy Adams

I will leave you with a couple of inspirational quotes and links to my popular posts in the hope that they help keep you afloat.

Remember, it isn’t the dreamers who have good lives – it’s the doers. Remember also what I call the three Ps of success: passion, planning, and perseverance.
– Homer Hickam

How’s your WIP coming along? Share with me your tips for perseverance. You know I love hearing from you. Thanks for stopping by.

Author Lorraine Ambers - fantasy romance writer

Until next time, Much Love.

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28 thoughts on “Perseverance in your Dream

  1. Despite being on a roll last October, I had to put my WIP to the side for some crap from work. After that, I kept trying to get back into it, but I couldn’t do it after work got so, so bad. So I read other people’s stuff and focused on that. I’m now finally back into it, and the goal is to finish the latest novel by the end of February!

    Also, JQua (John Quincy Adams) was an interesting guy, but I have to insist that he doesn’t hold a candle to the president after him when it comes to ‘fascinating.’ My favorite writing-relevant quote from Andrew Jackson: “It is a damn poor mind indeed which cannot think of at least two ways to spell any word.”

    Though he was mildly (terribly?) evil, Jackson’s my favorite president to study. 🙂

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  2. I’d say that taking a break when you need it is important. It’s what I do – when I am stuck, I take a break, look for a good source of inspiration, then come back refreshed – and my desire to go on renewed.

    As for my progress, I’m in the editing stage based on first feedback with the intention to look for more beta readers after this pass and another self-made check, with the goal being March.

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