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Hey babe, one day at a time, one step at a time, you will be living the life you want to be living. All you have to do is make an effort. Take a step. Make a change. All the little steps add up. I say that as I lay in bed, making my own effort as I type this. One little word at a time. I should be going to sleep, but something came over me. I was inspired to write this after working on the illustration above.

The trick is to do the work even when your are not inspired to. Do it when you don’t feel like it. Breathe in the feeling of discipline. Wake up and take on the world. Motivation, inspiration, and good intentions will only get you so far. You need to have the determination and discipline to keep going. Keep going when it’s hard, when you want to quit, when you can’t see the possible outcomes.

Maybe you have been wanting something so bad. You want something that feels so unattainable. You are overwhelmed with fear, doubt, and self-disappointment. How could you have not reached your goals by now? Maybe you feel like you haven’t scratched the surface. I am hear to tell you that today is not over. Do one thing that will help you get there. We all know where there is don’t we?? We all have a there, and you can get there with baby steps.

Think of the smallest possible thing you could do right now and do it. If you want to work on becoming more healthy, go for a 5 minute walk. If you would like to become a better illustrator, draw something without holding back. Just take 5-10 minutes at first and work on something. Repeat this and build upon it each day and then some. You will get there, just take baby steps.

with love & discipline,
Jessica