It’s hard to start a new career, and it takes time. There’s always people with more experience willing to do the work cheaper. But those people are not our competition. They cannot compete. What you offer which they lack is heart. That is something money can’t buy.
– Dmitri, in a comment on my blog in 2012.
I still read this comment from time to time whenever I’m feeling blue. I wrote that blog post in 2012, positive that no one read it or even cared. Yet Dmitri swooped in and said exactly what I needed to hear.