Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Q is for Quitter
It's SO easy to quit when something is hard. So easy to quit trying to lose weight when sitting at the computer is much easier than hitting the pavement for a rain pelting run. It's easier to quit practicing the piano than it is to force yourself to sit on a hard bench day after day pounding the ivories.
For a moment, for a split second, I thought about not writing anymore. When my publisher and I split ways, it just seemed too hard, too overwhelming, and too depressing to keep going. I wanted to hole up and feel sorry for myself. I wanted everyone else to feel sorry for me too. I soon found I was miserable taking that route, so when my self imposed pity party was over, I pulled myself up by the boot straps and got back to work. I had to. I love writing too much.
Don't quit what you love. Don't quit what will make you healthy. Don't quit trying to improve your relationships. It's why we're here on earth--to learn to press forward, to learn to overcome difficulties, to become stronger, happier, healthier people.
This song says it all . . .