Dedicate yourself to the job, but don’t let the job be your life.
Remind yourself that you are doing what most people are unwilling to do.
You’d do it for free. I know that this isn’t practical, but let’s say that you don’t have to work for money anymore. Would you still do your job for free?
Do your research before setting your rates, and be confident in your work from the start.
Acquire employable skills. Even if you’re not sure about your desired field, there are certain skills that will be useful across different industries.
He uses every skill in the comic’s toolbox. And probably many more that I haven’t been able to understand yet.
The negatives of the job should not outweigh the positives.
Instead of writing article after article, why don’t I just write a book?
Lesson: Writing is just like anything else in life — it requires practice so you can keep your brain sharp. If you’re not publishing often, find ways to still be writing, and always document your raw thoughts as soon as you can before they are forgotten.
I had spent my whole life planning everything – what AP classes I needed to take in high school to get into the college I dreamed about, far away from home, what courses to take in college, what study abroad program to attend, what actions I needed to take to propel myself as far away from where I was as possible. And it had fallen through.