Similarly to momentum, I am having trouble seeing the benefits of the term ‘the grind’. I know what it means and what it is trying to imply, and it’s a much more apt description of the day-to-day compared to the easy-breezy momentum.
Perhaps I am just not as experienced as I need to be yet, not as well seasoned, but the grind tells me that I will be loosing parts of myself to this work. And while I am sure I have and will feel like that occasionally, I hope that it is never a daily occurrence or an all-day state of being. I truly love writing and copywriting is just an extension of that creativity, reaching out into the universe and collaborating with others. That seems more like net gains rather than a loss.
I suppose it could be a little Edu-babble creep into my day-to-day, as mindset and mindfulness are words thrown around constantly to little effect. The premise is sound, however, that the way we approach the aspects of our work affects the outcome of it. If I am expecting something to be a bad experience, I am going to work hard to make sure that it is truly terrible.
I guess that’s where the grind starts to get to me. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t had instant success, nor continued success. I am working hard and I will have to continue to do so, for the rest of my career. This business is not easy to break into or succeed with. But I am content with the challenge and I am looking forward to the learning, the writing, and the collaboration.
I am enjoying the work.