DON'T BE UPSET BY RESULTS
YOU DIDN'T GET
WITH WORK YOU DIDN'T DO.
Hmm, so I guess I shouldn't glare at the too high number on the scale when, over the last couple of weeks, I ate way too much Thai food and brownies, and spent way too much time watching Seasons 2, 3 and 4 of Game of Thrones. (Okay, honestly, that last part was sooo worth it!)
And I guess I shouldn't moan and groan about my novels not being on bookshelves, virtual or otherwise, when, um, I haven't actually taken a story from start to finish for longer than I care to admit.
Most of the time, when other people succeed, it's because they put in the work. It drives me crazy when people are criticized for what they have, for what they've achieved, whether it's money or fame or peace of mind. The labor, the effort, the sacrifice often goes unnoticed…except by those actually doing it.
I want to be a person who does the work. And if I don't do the work, then it's no one's fault but my own. Not the scale. Not the publishing industry. Me.
Let's make sure, whatever our goal, that we're putting in the work this week, and always.