One Step at a Time
After the umpteenth climb up the stairs, whilst clearing away the Christmas decorations, I collapsed at the bottom for a breather and began to think. I don’t know why, my brain is a complicated matter, but Thomas A. Edison popped into my head; probably because I saw a new cobweb dangling from the light above (must get that later). I vaguely remembered a quote of his which reflects the notion that one must not become discouraged when an attempt at something goes wrong because discarding that failure is another step forward.
I consider myself to be a life-long learner and can relate to Edison’s sentiments. Last year, my writing see-sawed, from pieces I could be proud of to others that needed quite a lot of attention and rewriting. Even though my confidence wavered during those awkward moments, I remained positive and learned from my mistakes, thus taking a solid step forward.
It is not easy to self-motivate and I composed a formula to remind me how to tackle the dark days: P5=S1
persistence + practice + proactive + planning + plucky = one step forward
I intend to continue to make solid steps forward throughout this new year, enjoy learning more about the craft and enhance my writing skills. I look forward to the new challenges that await, no doubt there will by many, and will keep my focus on the light shining on that top step (cobweb removed). It doesn’t matter when I get there as long as the journey continues in the right direction and gives me satisfaction along the way.
I wish you all a successful and happy learning adventure in 2015 and would be delighted to hear your thoughts.