The Parts That No One Claps For

Cristian Mihai

Greatness is not a singular moment. It’s not the punch that knocks out your opponent, not the penalty kick, not the moment you deliver the acceptance speech for your Nobel Prize…

Greatness is not the world record breaking sprint…

Greatness is not what others see…

It’s all the parts that lead up to that sprint or punch or kick…

The parts that no one claps for.

The parts that most people don’t even want to consider doing.

Writing for an audience of five…

Getting ten views on YouTube.

Selling a book a month.

Those parts.

Doing stuff when it feels pointless.

When you’re too tired.

When you’re angry.

When all you want to do is give up.

First month of self-publishing? I sold 3 copies of a short story, earning $1.05 before taxes. First month of blogging? I got five hundred views total, even though I was blogging daily. Oh…

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