Life is Pain — and you get to choose: either the Pain of Discipline or the Pain of Disappointment.
via Dear You Who Doesn’t Want to Do that Hard Thing | A Holy Experience.
The thing is: choosing the pain of discipline doesn’t guarantee you won’t also get the pain of disappointment:Work hard on your story and it may be rejected Turn up to write every day and still fail to craft best-selling commercial fiction Write your stories but fail to find the right readers. Why Not Skip Straight To The Pain of Disappointment?
Because as long as you are showing up, Doing The Thing, writing the story, losing yourself int he words; disappointment will remain a fleeting thing.