I was reminded of this little quote today. I was sitting in a meeting. It was late. The end of a 12+ hour day. And so, so tired. All I wanted was to get home and curl up in my bed. Surely no one would notice if I missed a day, right? No one really reads these things, do they?
And then someone sat there and gave a little speech called the “5 Truths to Being a Champion.” And there it was. The first truth. Commitment.
I had to think a moment about why I was doing this.
Was it the prizes?
While there are some available, the odds just aren’t that great. I signed up, knowing full well that there was almost a hundred percent chance that I wouldn’t win a thing.
Umm, no. Like I said, who really reads these things?
So, why am I doing this? And what does it matter if I quit or not?
The truth, for me, is that I am in this to write. I want to be a great writer. I want to fall in love with writing again. It’s working.
And who would know, or care?
Right now? Me.
Sure, I needed the challenge to get me started, but in adding my name to that blog roll, I knew I was making a commitment to myself.