Indie Game Developer Focus
Being sick. and having several trips over the past two weeks threw me off my schedule, and as a result, my focus. I questioned whether following my dream is the right decision. I feared that I wouldn’t make enough money in time to provide for my family and wondered if I’m just chasing a fantasy.
I bet you’ve been through setbacks in your life too. Wondering what to do next, and if you’ll make it. Setbacks can be kind of comforting. They can give an excuse for failure. Finally, if we fail, it’s no longer our fault, our inadequacies, our inability to plan and persevere, but this other outside factor.
Our Frenemy: Excuse
My excuses are just an arms reach away, and I can see the words in my mind. I dream of holding onto one. Loved ones and others might say, “oh well, that’s a good excuse, besides, you could make more money or have better job security doing this other thing rather than chasing your dreams.”
But we’d know I copped out. Wouldn’t we. We’d spend our whole life, reaffirming to ourselves that what we did was the right thing. Like a sin that feels shameful, we don’t want to admit it’s wrong. We keep telling ourselves that we’re not wrong, we’re not wrong, we’re not wrong!
The Cure for Fear
But there’s a cure for our fears. In the book The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz, he gives the cure to our fears and worries.
“Action cures fear. Indecision, postponement, on the other hand, fertilize fear.
Some Beat None
It’s true. The farther I’ve gone into this, the more I understand, and the less fearful I am about the future. Whatever game your making, or whatever else you’re going through in life, take action to reach your dream, even if it’s a small action. Remember, some action, beats no action.
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