A Worthy Opponent

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“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.” -George Orwell

“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” -Marcus Aurelius

“Okay Motherfucker!” -Al Pacino as “Vincent Hanna” in the film Heat

You got inspired by something you saw or read and decided “I want to do THAT.”

Once you decide though, don’t think everything’s gonna be smooth sailing from here on out. Quite the opposite. You will be tested.

What will help you endure the trial is your expectations.

Expect the struggle. Expect it to be hard. Expect there to be many days when you feel like giving up.

Go a step further…

Want it to be hard. Want to be tested. Want to see how you measure up. Be grateful you have a worthy opponent. For the obstacle becomes the way.

Say to the world, just like Vincent Hanna does Here

“Gimme all you got!”

“Gimme all you got!”

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