"Bear in mind, if you are going to amount to anything, that your success does not depend upon the brilliancy and the impetuosity with which you take hold, but upon the ever lasting and sanctified buldoggedness with which you hang on after you have taken hold."
Dr. A. B. Meldrum
Last night in yoga class my teacher was talking about how in the hardest poses your body wants to give in to the uncomfortable feelings, but instead if you just breathe through them and ignore them you can achieve amazing results. Often these results are ones you didn't think were possible. Sometimes the mind tells the body it's time to quit, but you can ignore the voices in your head and hold on deep breathing through the hard times because you believe in the outcome. How deep is your commitment to writing? Have you folded because of one criticism or do you believe so strongly in your words that you continue? Have you stopped writing because the voices say you can't be successful?
Today, think about times that you could have folded but instead you held on. What were the results? How can you use these times to strengthen your resolve as a writer?
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