Fruition: the state of being actual or complete. Accomplished, achievement, attainment.

I love seeing things come to fruition. Carefully laid plans that come together in a glorious finale. The book or novella my editor and I have worked so hard on. A garden ready to harvest. A cake that rises light and airy.

Sometimes though, the planing and work take so much longer to complete then your average cake. The results that keep you working so hard seem almost unattainable. I’m working on a project now that will take me about three years to complete. Looking down a tunnel so long, it’s hard to believe that it’ll ever come to fruition. When I feel like that I just remind myself of this quote:

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success. Pablo Picasso

Action: Keep on plugging away and remember that life happens while you’re on the journey, not just when you reach the final destination.