Seth Godin's entry today is very timely - at least for me. Mr. Godin never fails to amaze me in ensnaring things that are floating in my mind. (No, I will not even equate myself with Mr. Godin - there's just a sense of "vibrational compatibility" - a resonance, I guess.)
In his latest entry
Remarkable visions and genuine insight are always met with resistance. And when you start to make progress, your efforts are met with even more resistance. Products, services, career paths... whatever it is, the forces for mediocrity will align to stop you, forgiving no errors and never backing down until it's over.
If it were any other way, it would be easy. And if it were any other way, everyone would do it and your work would ultimately be devalued. The yin and yang are clear: without people pushing against your quest to do something worth talking about, it's unlikely it would be worth the journey. Persist.
I like the last word he wrote. Persist.
Against mediocrity. Against "it's good enough". Against "no one will know and notice". Against "where's the shortcut". Against the dark forces that cut squares.
And that is what's driving me.