"No one has failed who keeps trying and keeps praying."
~ Jeffrey R. Holland
I will not give up.
Maybe I'm foolish.
Maybe I'm crazy.
But I won't give up.
In me, deep inside, I believe Talea Studios can and will be successful. I believe I can be successful in my music and writing. I believe the games my brothers and I are working on can find an audience.
There's been bumps in the road with my family in accomplishing our Talea goals: Marriages, moving, new jobs, new families to support, serving missions, etc. Normal stuff that can easily derail any dream and goal. But even with bumps we are not giving up. We all believe in Talea.
"Please don't nag yourselves with thoughts of failure. Do not set goals far beyond your capacity to achieve. Simply do what you can do in the best way you know how, and the Lord will accept your effort."
~ Gordon B. Hinckley
Though I must be honest with myself. Have I done everything I can? Am I working as hard as I should? Is there a lot more I could be doing? With these three questions I can easily answer a resounding yes. There's a lot more I should and can be doing to help the business, and I will. I've been aimless and unfocused. I haven't worked as hard as I should. But here's the nice thing about life, it's not over till it's over, and I plan to live a long time, if God permits.
I'm recommitting myself to my goals and projects.
Recommitting myself to my family's goals.
By the end of the year I will have music to post online. I'm not giving a date here, as I don't know how long this process will take, and I want to learn mastering and mixing music, so there's going to be a learning curve. I've been meaning to learn mixing and mastering, but put it off. And it would be good if I learn how to edit videos, so I'm not so dependent on my brothers.
And there's some other projects I won't talk about until they're close to or at completion, which will be awhile for some of these projects as there are learning curves for these projects as well. But by the end of the year--hopefully by mid Autumn!--I'll be able to start sharing some of these things.