Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Eighth Time

"Fall seven times, stand up eight." (Japanese proverb)

Time to stir once again.

"A body at rest tends to stay at rest.  A body in motion tends to stay in motion" (Newton's First Law of Motion)

I've been at rest too long, waiting for inspiration to come to me.  Waiting for it to gently whisper in my ear and give me its gifts, easily and freely.

"The road to success is dotted with many parking spaces." (Anonymous)

I've been parked too long.  Parked waiting for perfection.  Parked waiting for the "right time".  Parked in the "I'm too tired to write" zone for too long.

"Perserverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did." (Newt Gingrich)

So once more into the breach.  Get up.  Move.  Write.  Don't care if it's perfect.  Don't care if it's long.  Push.  Persist.  Try.  Reach.

No excuses.  Effort is the ignition for Inspiration.  Persistence is the antidote for Complacency.

The stone doesn't move by simply wishing it gone.

"Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before." (Jacob Riis)

Tap. Tap. Tap.  Blow #57.

Ah!  Another Pearl discovered!

Let's continue digging.