Life is something that just has to be endured sometimes. Especially during the rough times. While great times are coming right around the corner, the rough times are definitely something that come along from time to time. They are the lean times. They may even be the invisible times. It's the grit your teeth and bear it times that are extremely difficult to keep your head on straight. Especially when you have a lot to do. It's very difficult. I'm going to do my best to be as vague as possible here, but you can find out more about what I'm going through right now by hitting the Patreon button on the right hand side of the page.
I think you have to keep the basics going. These would be water, food and basic necessities while you are creating whatever it is that you are creating. By doing this, you can stay focused. Stay active. I almost work more when I'm hungry. But as I create more and start to build a better passive second income from the things I create, they will begin to grow and continually provide rewards. So it's this time that I have to remember when the less lean times occur. Those of you out there may be having some tough times of your own, but if you are creating and you are staying true to yourself and the people around you, you'll succeed. Maybe not in the way that you want, but your discipline that you will create will be worth it. When you see me above, you'll see a person who was under a lot of stress and pain that day, but was also happy to be outside and with family. Everyone has their own silent pain that they deal with that they don't share with anyone else.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt