Wednesday, June 11, 2014

STICKTOITIVENESS #Indelibles June Post

Trying to stay on track with my blogging commitments, it's the second Wednesday of the month and time for an #Indelibles post to help support other authors.

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STICKTOITIVENESS
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Miriam-Webster says it's "the quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something even though it is difficult or unpleasant".

Wiktionary puts it even more simply, "(informal) persistence; determination".

To be successful at most anything you need sticktoitiveness (wow, say that three times real fast). Writing is no exception. You can write part-time, scribbling a few words at lunch, during a school break or while the kids are napping, but you still must STICK TO IT and finish.
Do not plan for ventures before finishing what's at hand. ~ Euripides

It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish. ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

Whenever you have taken up work in hand, you must see it to the finish. That is the ultimate secret of success. Never, never, never give up! ~ Dada Vaswani
What are your secrets for sticking to something you've started? When do you decide a project isn't worth the effort? Do you think it's important to finish no matter whay?


4 comments:

  1. I journal. When something is taking more out of me than it's putting in, then I know it's time to drop it. My journals show the evidence over time. Ultimately, I think you have to go with your gut on that, but once I'm committed to something, I am as solid as stone. (Granite, not shale.)

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    1. Journaling is an amazing process, glad it helps you stick to it! Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Crystal.

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  2. Sometimes it's hard to keep moving forward, but I think about the end result and that usually gets me moving again.

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    1. Sounds like we have a similar approach! Thanks for stopping in...appreciate it!

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