Successful creative people don’t measure their lives, based on other people’s standards.
They measure their lives on their own terms.
I didn’t know then that this was the key factor that distinguishes, satisfying creative life from a miserable one
Let me talk to you about a year I spent it entirely feeling miserable.
Two years before, I stumbled upon a place. Where it was easy to find stories, I loved to read. I found these stories and I collected them in one place.
After two years.
About 23,342 people followed the stories I have collected.
It was during this time I got distracted.
I looked at other people’s way of doing things. It convinced me I need to make money selling to these people, or I will be wasting my time.
Ignoring the fact I didn’t set out to build a place which will have stories read by millions of people.
I didn’t set out.
To work alongside thousands of brilliant writers, doctors, movie stars, psychotherapist, speakers, and coaches.
People I could have never met otherwise.
I forgot all this was grace.
Being so sad at the time, I almost deleted the place altogether.
After this troubling time.
I try, though sometimes it can’t be avoided.
To not measure my life based on other people’s standards.