Many times we think that life is hard enough, specially when things are not going our way. In an “instant society,” we expect fast results and want things to take shape right away. In writing, it is the opposite, patience is a virtue, and the slow mode of speed seems to have two lower sub-modes. Many talented writers give up early, when they don’t see fast results proportional to the hard work they put in. It is discouraging; however, when you love what you do, you never know what hanging around just a little longer will bring.
Life is like that too, no matter what you happen to do, or be, if you want to beat the “instant expectations” and hang in there, just show up. Show up to life – show up to write every day, show up to be a parent, to be a doctor, a teacher, you … just show up to life and things will start taking shape.