Day 3 - On Role Models

I was reading Confessions of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell this morning and I reached a conclusion: you don’t need much to achieve something that you want. It mainly takes courage and perseverance. Take a look at this author: he’s from a small Scottish town (Wigtown) which I doubt many have heard of, owning a bookstore and doing what any unimportant person is doing. He wrote a sort of diary, about his everyday life in the shop and I bet he was having loads of doubts about whether anyone would be interested in reading it. I would have certainly thought, ‘Who would want to hear me ramble about selling second-hand books?’ He wrote the book though and it is highly enjoyable, I would recommend it to anyone who wants to read something funny, light and about books (bookworms, this is for you).

The examples of role models could go on endlessly, I’m certain every writer/creative person has someone as an inspiration. So, no matter how small you think you are, you can always, always get big, if you are willing to put in the effort. Sure it takes a little bit of faith in yourself and in your passion, but remember this when doubts come tumbling down on you: ‘You believed in Santa Claus for eight years (or more, or less), you can believe in yourself for ten minutes’. Not my words, I can’t remember who said them but it’s a good thing to practice every day - believing in yourself for ten minutes each day. Habits are formed, not inherited.

Update: I finished Chapter 17 (as can be seen in the News section) in four days, writing 1000 words every day - whereas before I was happy if I could write 500 words in a day. So it can be done if one pushes through procrastination.

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