Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
- Napoleon

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Just Keep Swimming

Before I get started today, let me remind the contest winners that I need your addresses and choices. (And once I send your prize, your address gets forgotten, so never fear about getting junk mail from me. Unless, of course, you really want some.)

And now to the real meat of today's post... Perseverance.

If you've never seen Finding Nemo, there's this fish named Dory. She's not the brightest fish in the ocean, but she's got a philosophy I like: Just keep swimming. No matter how bad things get, or how grim things look, just keep swimming. To me, this means persevere. Whatever life throws at you, just keep moving forward.

Maven Carrie has an excellent post this morning about persevering despite the subjectivity of this business. It was a real shot of positivity for me. I need to just keep at it. Sooner or later, I'll prevail if I don't stop swimming. Once I stop, I'll never win.

Ya know what I mean?


WordVixen said...

Darn. I was hoping this post was a lesson in speaking whale. :)

Edie said...

I love that story--getting a form R the same day she gets an advance check! I can't wait to tell stories like that some day.