When cooking there is often an ingredient that MUST be included or the recipe falls apart. For example, one of my daughters insists that absolutely everything must include salt while the other leans more toward garlic. I used to have a glazed meatloaf recipe that I really loved until my dog ate the recipe, but that’s another story. The glazed meatloaf was nothing without ground mustard and brown sugar, and I have never found a meatloaf recipe that I liked as well.
Vince Lombardi was one of the greatest football coaches in history, maybe even the greatest. He had an incredible ability to motivate and inspire players, and he demanded that every player deliver his absolute best. Lombardi was determined to win and believed in doing what it took to do so.
He was a man full of wit and wisdom, a man that knew how to turn losers into winners and wouldn’t settle for anything less.
Tomorrow is a big day for me. I am having cataract surgery. The eye doctor tells me I’m rather young for cataract surgery – but the fact of the matter is, cataract formation is a sure sign of the aging process. All I know is that I can barely see out of my left eye, which is causing me difficulty driving and reading.
I’m not quite ready for the nursing home yet, though.
Think about it. There are two friends side by side, both of whom dream of becoming a writer. Writer # 1 writes an occasional query, mails it out and anxiously awaits the verdict. He is continually talking about how bad the economy is, how his writing probably doesn’t stand out in a crowd, how he probably won’t be ever good enough because even his junior high English teacher told him he couldn’t be a writer, and besides, good things never happen to him.
Other words for fear are panic, fright and horror – definitely words that make you think of something pretty terrifying. Fear is defined as a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, whether that threat is real or imagined.
If someone asked you if you are a writer, what would you say? Whatever genre of writing you are pursuing, what is the label you use when you talk about yourself? Do you think of yourself as a writer, or just as someone who wants to be a writer? Someone that will become a writer someday?
It’s July and the year is half over. I set certain goals for myself in January and I’m not really where I planned to be. I could tell you why I got side-tracked, but chances are I am just making excuses.