12 October 2011

Good advice

"I'll forget the pain it took to finish, but I'll always remember if I quit." - Brian Foux

I came across this saying last night and loved it because the words ring so true to so many aspects of life. Sometimes, we have to take risks and push on to find success. I do remember every time I've quit or given up on a challenge, phoned it in and finished with work that was the result of only a partial or paltry effort. I also remember every challenge I've succeeded at and how fantastic it felt, how all the pain and intense effort fled from mind and memory as soon as I crossed the metaphorical finish line.

I thought this quote appropriate for me as I train for a 5k later this month and prepare for another year of NaNoWriMo. I also felt it worked well for this, my 100th blog entry. Though I love writing more than anything, blogging isn't always easy for me, never mind the challenge of finding something to write about and the time in which to do it. Thankfully, every word I write, every step I run, puts me closer to success.

Succeed at something today - every day - and congratulate yourself when you do.
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