What is more important, hype or heart?
Hype | /hīp/ | extravagant or intensive publicity or promotion. Also known as a deception carried out for the sake of publicity.
Heart | /härt/ |courage or enthusiasm especially when maintained during a difficult situation.
People love hype. We crave our names on billboards, our pictures in every magazine, and the perks of hype & fame. Who doesn’t want to be “the next great ______?” You fill in the blank. Hype leads sports writers to claim greatness for athletes before they ever play a down at the highest level.
It’s frustrating, disheartening, and outright demoralizing to see a door shut in your face time and time again. We want to compete, we want to keep banging on that door until someone opens it, but part of us questions if we can continue to handle the rejection. Every time we start to get momentum, we get shut down.
I know you have thoughts of giving up. It’s hard right now to find the (any!) motivation to bang on the door one more time. You may feel as if you’ve been down this road for so long now, that the frustration is almost unbearable. You look back at how many days in the past you’ve heard “no,” and you start looking ahead, imagining how many more “no’s” might await. So you want to avoid the heartache and just stop now.
Before you do, can I challenge you to try something?
You’re not going to every day. I wake up, maybe two days per week, “not feeling it.” I’m tired, I lack creative flow, and honestly, just wish I could turn my brain off and not think about work. I don’t always have the motivation to compete. Seriously. But do you know what I do on...
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