Becoming an author and publisher has been a lifelong dream of mine. The idea of creating a book that can impact people long after I'm gone has always been a source of inspiration for me. However, for years I struggled with self-doubt, insecurity, and procrastination that kept me from pursuing my dream.
Finally, I mustered up the courage to publish my first children's book and start my own publishing company. It was one of the toughest things I've ever attempted, and there were many times I felt exhausted, lazy, and just wanted to give up. The truth is, I didn't really need to publish a book - I had a successful career and the freedom to make my own decisions. But then, something shifted.
I was motivated by a force greater than anything I had ever experienced before - my children. After nearly two decades of working with children, I know one thing to be true - they learn from what they see. Thinking about the kind of example I wanted to set for my children kept me going even when I was tired, and gave me courage when I faced challenges. I made a conscious decision to embrace the publishing process and teach my kids the value of hard work and perseverance.
To my surprise, the grueling process became enjoyable, and even cathartic. It provided me with an outlet for creativity and allowed me to be more productive in all aspects of my life. Most importantly, I could demonstrate the importance of hard work and determination to my children.
Having children has given my work as an author and entrepreneur a new purpose. I feel a sense of responsibility to do my best and make a positive impact in the world. I hope that my example will inspire my children to fulfill their potential and make a difference in the world.
If you have children, they can be your greatest source of motivation. Just strive to be the kind of person you want your children to become, and you'll be amazed at what you can achieve. And even if you don't have children, embrace the process of creating and improving, and know that you will leave the world a better place than you found it.
In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., "Nothing worthwhile is gained without sacrifice."
By Jason D'Rocha