Keep Showing Up

Marathon runner keeps going with color shower from sidelines.

We can not always be brilliant. We can not consistently give 100%. Sometimes the battle of the day is simply showing up.

There are days when our work shines. When the muse is present and full of life. Big Mo kicks in, blasts us forward like a magic carpet, and it’s all we can do to keep up with ourselves.

And then there are days when we flounder with nothing. Creativity is a parched, summer desert, and the best we can muster is to check in for roll call.

Energy changes, and that’s okay. We’re designed to ebb and flow.

We dash, we sprint, we walk, we stroll. But we keep moving forward.

The important thing is to keep going, to keep the momentum.

Go slowly today, but keep showing up –

Image by wewake from Pixabay 



Dana is a freelance writer, serial entrepreneur and the author of "You Can Make Soap!" Diagnosed with ADHD in her late 40s, she's survived 33 moves, 16 jobs, 5 direct sales gigs and 3 home-building projects - all without medication or jail time. Dana is the Chief Toughie at, where she blogs about habits, hustle, and the brilliance of the human spirit.

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