“You can never be great at anything unless you love it.”
Maya Angelou was one the greatest poets of modern times. She also wrote a number of autobiographies about her life including, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In this quote, she speaks of the one key element needed for becoming great at what we do.
We need to love what we do, in order to truly be successful. That doesn’t mean we make a lot of money. It simply means that greatness within a given field, or within a certain genre, takes an intense love and dedication.
Implicit within the love and dedication, is hard work. I think this is also what Angelou means. We need to practice what we love in order to hone our skills. The more we do, the better the art/music/writing will become.
In the blogging world, the hard work also includes building a sense of community. How do we do that? By visiting other blogs, enjoying the other person’s work, and by letting them know it. I see this as investing, and it is not always easy to find the time. But the more we invest, the more others will be willing to invest in us, and in our work.
Have a great day creating!
I wish you peace.
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Peace and blessings to everyone.
“If you love nature, you will love people.”