The behind-the-scenes work you are doing is so important!

I have spent DAYS prepping these wooden panels prior to any paint ever even touching them! I seal the wood, let it dry, seal it again, then you guessed it! Let it dry. Again. Sigh. It’s quite the process getting these panels ready. And guess what? That’s just the beginning! There are still lots more steps to prep these panels before a splash of paint ever hits them.

And as I was working, I was thinking of YOU. (Yes, babe, you’re always on my mind!) What are the non-sexy or unglamorous tasks you do that no one ever sees, but that are so important to accomplishing your dream?

You see, I think so often we want to jump to all the glory of a masterpiece. It’s so tempting to take shortcuts, rush the process, or skip the prep work. But I want you to know something:

Anything of value in the future is worth investing into today.

We can look at a successful business and think it magically happened. What we don’t see are the endless hours, days, months, and years spent creating, doing, risk-taking, trying, failing, and then repeating that process over and over again. We can hear about someone’s fancy travels and not recognize that person worked three jobs and saved like crazy just to make that dream trip a reality. We can see beautiful images on Instagram and think a photographer just has pure, natural talent—not recognizing the years of training, trials and errors, and tons of over or under exposed photos taken along the way.

So, what are you working on behind-the-scenes? Keep doing it! I want to cheer you on because it takes daily discipline. It’s the stuff no one sees. It lacks glory or prestige. But you know what?! Each day you do that thing, you’re one step closer to your dreams. And, I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THAT IS!