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Before I started writing fiction most of what I wrote was academic through studies and work. I've learned many harsh lessons which I'm sharing with you through this blog. This week I thought I'd share how I came to learn those lessons. Some you'll probably be sick to death of hearing, others you may not have heard before.
Inspiring words! Just what I needed.
“Don’t give up. Keep going. there is always a chance that you stumble onto something terrific. I have never heard of anyone stumbling over anything while he was sitting down” – Ann Landers
Life is quite unpredictable. It’s just how it is. And we are always trying to be so damn certain about things. But certainty is stagnation, and stagnation is death.
You have to keep going, keep moving, keep progressing.
There’s no perfection. Only progress.
There’s no right or wrong. Only wrong and slightly less wrong.
Keep striving for more.
There’s so much knowledge, so much beauty to experience, so much to do and try and taste and drink.
Live the life you imagine, because it will all be over soon.
There’s no time for anything other than that.
There really isn’t.