Have You Tried Acting?

Finals. World Championships.
Finals. World Championships.

You can (but make excuses not to) embrace my tag line here at Lane 8: If your goal isn’t impossible, you’re not reaching high enough.

Or you can subscribe to a more famous person’s quote. Either way, we’re saying the same thing.

“All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail.” – Dorothea Brande

Dorothea Brande wrote the quintessential how-to-write book, Becoming a Writer, which was among the first to address every writer’s core problem: How to sit down and let the words flow. Her book, published in 1934, remains in print today.

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Where Are You Going With This?

Too Bad There's Not An Express Lane For Self-Discipline
Too Bad There's Not An Express Lane For Self-Discipline

People are very often annoyed by people who know where they are going. It’s easy to hate people who are focused and have enormous self-discipline. Isn’t it? I mean, what part of that is hard?

Those self-motivated go-givers are always having things go their way.

They get all the breaks.

And they have none of the challenges we have. Right?

Truth be told, their lives might be more challenging than yours.

It’s just that they’ve figured out that the two choices we all get to make are the two choices in yesterday’s post.

You can scroll down to review it again, or click to go to the Spirit blog)

How Patient Are You?

Patiently Waiting For The Lid To Be Ajar
Patiently Waiting For The Lid To Be Ajar

We have become a fast-paced society, with the speed (and volume) of change doubling in shorter increments.

One repercussion from this is that we have become “addicted” to quick results. (did you take a moment to notice the captions under each lizard pic?)

We want things, and we want them NOW!

Sure looks good on paper.

What’s a BIG DREAM you have, that you are rushing (or not) to completion?

Is your haste working or backfiring?

Scroll down to read yesterday’s post or click here to move to the next blog.

Then It's Kiss My Rear Goodbye...
Then It's Kiss My Rear Goodbye...

The More You Write, The More

How Did That Tree Start Growing In Another Tree?
How'd A Tree Start Growing In Another Tree?

The more you write, the more you discover.

The more you discover, the more you want to know.

The more you want to know, the more you seek.

The farther you seek, the more you know.

The more that you know, the more you write.

Same for running and health.