Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Go All Out, Or Don't Go At All

I talked about The Big Idea earlier this week. Now I wanna talk about what it takes to tackle The Big Idea.

Balls.

How do writers get them? Why are they so easy to find for some and super tough for others?

*shrugs* Don't ask me.

But I recently read a book in which a character says this: "Go all out, or don't go at all."

Writers. Athletes. Scientists. Everyone has goals, small or big, that they're dying to achieve. 2k a day. A Super Bowl championship ring. The cure for cancer. Doesn't matter what it is, only that it drives us forward.

In a way, I don't think people have balls until they want something. Sure, some leap before they look, but most gather courage after identifying what it is that fulfills them. And I invite you to do the same.

Go all out. Your future will thank you for it. *fist pump*

Now back to that WIP...

12 comments:

  1. Very inspiring! This is exactly what I needed (a fist pump). Onward and upward, friends!

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  2. *fist pump* to you, too. Love this!

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  3. Awesome! I love this. I'm going all out too! =)

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  4. Awesome! I'm ready to go run a marathon . . . wait, I'm mean write a book. :)

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  5. Well said!!!!!!!!!

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  6. Amen to that!! Amen!! Go all out - if you want it so badly that's what you gotta do!!

    :-) What a great piece - thank you!!!

    Take care
    x

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  7. Agreed. Why have balls if you don't have something to use them for?

    xD

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  8. Well put and inspiring. I definitely agree that many people don't have balls until they want something. Important stuff to think about.

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  9. Half way is no way! Great post!! :)

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  10. Good reminder. I'm struggling with a WIP now so I needed this virtual kick in the pants.:)

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  11. So true--for more than just writing. Great post!

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