Sunday, May 18, 2008

Strive for your best

An aspiring writer and friend of mine, T.M. Camp has lately been posting inspiring quotes from major writers on his blog. One of the many inspiring things about Mr. Camp is his persistence and tenacity in creating an audience for his first full-length novel. Though as of yet he has not secured an agent, he has established a loyal audience by podcasting his entire work, titled Assam & Darjeeling.

His posting on March 25th is a quote from one of my favorite writers, Flannery O'Connor:

"At its best our age is an age of searchers and discoverers, and at its worst, an age that has domesticated despair and learned to live with it happily."

Though this quote can be applied to all areas of life, it certainly pertains to career. How many people settle for less in their career lives, when with a little courage and motivation for growth, they could be moving toward or immediately experiencing their best? Change requires a willingness for risk, but the potential reward is moving away from mediocrity and moving toward success and greatness. The challenge is yours: strive for your best.

1 comment:

David Rendall said...

Great post! I love the O'Connor quote. It is a great challenge to strive for our best and a powerful temptation to settle for less. I just used that quote in a blog post and also subscribed to your blog. Thanks for the nice post about my Puzzle Freak message. I'm glad that you are enjoying the Freak Factor.

David Rendall