If you plan on doing something great go all the way. You may lose friends, jobs, girlfriends, wives, relatives. It could mean starvation. It could mean freezing to death on a park bench. It could mean isolation. It could mean mockery....But if you are going to try something great "GO ALL THE WAY".......The Mindset....
Why do people fail? it isn't how hard you hit. It is how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. As we strive for success we will sometimes endure pain. Remember pain is temporary . Pain will eventually subside. If one quits, however, pain will last forever.
Success is usually only inches away. A half a step could meaning winning or losing the race. Don't be afraid to fail. You cannot always figure out the steps to your goal. Here is the secret...."just decide" and you will presented with people, opportunities, and answers to your goal.
Talent is what you have naturally. Skill is only developed after hours and hours of beating on your craft. If you want to be a better writer....write!!!...If you want to better at something just "do it", fail, go back to the drawing board, try again...then fail again....rinse and repeat....until that 99th time in which you succeed.
Remember "No Pain....No Gain".....enjoy the pain and failure...because you now know that you are on your way to Success....