Monday, February 3, 2014

Challenging Ourselves

With some challenging revisions ahead of me, I've been feeling a bit daunted. Then today, I read this quote:
"Find [work] that challenges you, that raises you to higher levels of performance. It may be harder, but you will grow, develop better, and contribute more good. You really have no idea yet who you are and what you can accomplish in life. You have great potential far beyond what you can imagine today."
-Richard G. Scott
 
Love this! Love the idea that we have all this potential that is buried in us and that we must work to discover. I shall not be afraid of hard work! Because no matter what happens, it will always lead me to a better place.
 
What is challenging you?
 
P.S. Have you all heard of Sharon Mayhew's contest with literary agent Terrie Wolf? February is for Picture Books, but Middle Grade and YA works will each have their turn come March and April. Go check it out! It's a seriously awesome opportunity. :)

4 comments:

Dianne K. Salerni said...

OH! Is THAT the reason I'm having so much trouble with this book? Because it's raising me to a higher level? Gosh, I hope that's the reason! :D

Margo Berendsen said...

Ugggh, hard work you say? I thought writing was supposed to be all inspired lovely words springing from our finger tips. (Please sense the heavy sarcasm here). Raises us to a higher level? Oh yes indeedy. Easy to lose sight of that fact? Yup. So thank you for the timely reminder!

Susanne Drazic said...

Yep, heard about the contest. Best wishes to all who enter!

Marcia said...

I love that writing is always stretching the writer and that there's always more to learn.