Today marks 200th post. I’m choked up because when I started this blog eons ago, I would never thought I would continue. Continue reading
Thinking about what to write on the blog today, I realized that a turning point for me was the decision (come hell or high a water) to write on my blog everyday (exception is Sundays). You may wonder, “Why in the world do this?”
Easy. If you want to be great at something, you need to go all in.
That’s what I am aiming for. Greatness in my writing. Now I may have a few hiccups here, however I know that being a master at something takes 10,000 hours.
A Michael Jordan had to practice in order to become a champion. A Babe Ruth had to practice hitting balls in order to become great. A Walter Payton had to run hills in order to become a legend.
Instead of wishing to be great at writing, I rather dive right in with both feet. Yeah, my writing at time may come out unpolished, raw, and dead yet this doesn’t deter me. Every time I deposit my thoughts here on this blog and whether someone reads this or not, I did the most important part…I showed up.
Showing up…wow…ever consider how important this mere act is. What? You don’t?
Consider this simple act in the below video:
Cal Ripken reached greatness because he showed up. I’m driven. I’m committed. I’m hungry.
THAT is why I write 6 times a week.
What about you? What have you decided lately to “go all in?”
Share your comments below.
Adventurer, thank you for taking the time to read this. If you have subscribed to this blog, I have been a way a long time. I have been having my fingers in other fondue pots of interests. For one, the interest of fitness has blossomed inside to where this will be the focus. Now you are invited to continue on this journey if you are a current blog subscriber. If not, you will sorely be missed yet you must do what you feel is best.
This blog will be one that laser focus on the following foundations: Faith, Family, Fun, and Fitness. Each pillar has an essential part. If one is left out, in my humble opinion, the structure will not be strong.
So you are welcome to join this new journey as we strive to Rise and Transform.
Out of the huts of history’s shame
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
Here is my first guest post ever: Stepping into Writing Greatness.
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Do me a favor.
I want you to take your right hand.
Close your left eye.
Now, curl your fingers leaving only your forefinger and thumb free. Continue reading
I hope the above link helps you in your writing!
I’m curious…are you also confused by the advice to “Show and Don’t Tell?”
You have seen this haven’t you?
A martial arts movie where the student is looking for a master.
Well, let me back up.
First, the student has to either: 1) lose a master who was killed by a great villain or 2) get the shellacking beat of them by the villain and now the student wants revenge. In either case, the student ends up finding a master of kung fu with a fighting style that is fresh and unique. Continue reading