Have you ever poured your heart into a project you were passionate about only to have it completely flop? Worms scream louder than the reaction your efforts got. Crickets chirp in the ensuing silence.
I have. I found it a strange place to be.
I start doubting my capabilities and tweaking my passion based off of other people’s opinions. I begin rating my abilities by the response I get. It is a very slight shift. I feel the temptation to do this often.
I have realized this is a poor judge of truly how valuable my heart’s work is.
The problem with this approach is I will end up loosing me and what I was so passionate about in the beginning.
People’s opinions are just that, opinions. I now put my blinders on and just press forward no matter the response I get. Crickets or no crickets, I do my work, the work I was created to do.
Don’t give up on something you are passionate about just because you don’t hear encouraging words from everyone… or anyone. It doesn’t mean your work isn’t important or your persistence won’t pay off.
You never know what will become of your persistence or who will be impacted by it.
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
Question: Have you ever experienced the cricket response to one of your projects?