“It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute… that gives meaning to our lives.”
- Tony Robbins
For each of us who aspire to be published authors the road to success is often filled with “could’ve,should’ve, would’ve” moments in which we second guess ourselves and sometimes regret the choices we’ve made along the way.
The story idea you generously gave to another writer during a plotting session.
The evenings you spent editing a manuscript for a critique partner who seemed discouraged by being “so close” for too long, and now was thinking about quitting.
The volunteering you did at a local writers chapter which got out of control and became a “time suck”.
Each and every day we make choices which affect out lives, our careers, our aspirations and our dreams. We chose and having chosen later we begin to second guess if we’ve chosen poorly.
Is an act of kindness, a helping hand to someone in need an act which supports a friend or a group of friends a waste of time?
I don’t think so, and like as not, neither do those who receive our help. After all, they needed our help, our support our kindness.
When we find it difficult to justify what we do we need to remember we are each on our own path and also that we are exactly where we’re supposed to be right now. So you’re wondering, is it worth it to be diverted once in a while?
Who will help celebrate your success more than those who knew you stopped to help them along your way.