Thursday, May 13, 2010


What makes a successful gardener? What makes a successful writer? You can have all the talent and knowledge in the world, but if you don’t practice, if you don’t have a deep love and dedication to what you’re doing, if you don’t keep learning and changing, then the talent doesn’t matter. Someone who is mediocre at something but works harder than you do will surpass your skills.

I guess what I’m saying in this brief entry today is that it doesn’t matter your skill level, knowledge, or talent. If you try, if you work, that’s what sets you apart. And it’s the journey, what you learn along the way that matters, not the perfect prize-winning tomatoes.

Someone else need my soapbox now?


Rowenna said...

Good point from your soapbox, ma'am.