Encouraging words.

I am always learning. Today I have learned the power of encouraging words. Words the seek to inspire, to motivate, to push ahead, to make progress when faced with adversity and challenges. This also reminds me of a few quote from movies I’ve enjoyed with my family recently.

“A true warrior never quits” (Kung Fu Panda)

So you failed. Alright you really failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You failed. You think I care about that? I do understand. You wanna be really great? Then have the courage to fail big and stick around. Make them wonder why you’re still smiling.” (Elizabethtown)

I’m working on my smile. Smiling when faced with challenges that make me want to cry and break down, fall on my knees. Smile, stand tall, stretch to the sun, then down to the Earth where my feet are planted firmly. Today writing feels like a blessing and a curse. Yet at the same time, I can’t measure only my failures. I need to take stock of where I am, realize that the myriad of writing drafts need to revised, sent out to colleagues, then submitted to the scrutiny of editorial staff of peer-reviewed journals.

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