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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.

“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf

“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Telling the Truth Tuesday - Tenacity

If I had to choose one characteristic of mine that I felt was a big asset, I'd have to say tenacity. I'm kind of like a dog with a bone - I really don't let go till I get what I want. It has served me well when I had my own public relations consulting firm, when starting my singing group, Sugartime, and while writing my memoir and getting it published. So, my truth for this Tuesday is, if you want something badly enough, be tenacious about getting it.



mooderino said...

So true, and yet so hard to do (especially when it's sunny!).

Moody Writing

Tonja said...

I agree. (Where is it sunny?)

Karen Walker said...

mooderino, it's sunny most days in New Mexico.
tonja, see above

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Tenacity is a great trait!

It's trying to be sunny here in NC, but it's not quite there yet...

Suze said...


(Okay so that was a terrible canine impersonation but your simile just makes pristine sense to me.)

L.G.Smith said...

I just got an image of Towanda from Fried Green Tomatoes. You go girl!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a great quality!
I guess mine would be devoted.

Jess * Jessie * Jessy said...

Wonderful! I drift way too often into that 'what's the point' place. I'm tenacious for other people, but when it comes to me and my writing, I listen to the negative from editors, agents and that stupid voice in my own head.