“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ~ Confucius
Today is the birth anniversary of Confucius, who would be 2,568 years old if he’d managed to stay alive for twenty or so extra centuries.
Confucius was born on or about the equivalent of September 28, 551 B.C.E. He was a political figure, philosopher, educator, and founder of the Ru Chinese School of Thought. He was also an author and has been credited with writing or editing the Five Classics and other Chinese texts.*
We hear some version of his advice often these days, don’t we?
Just Keep Swimmin’
One Step at at Time
Never Give Up!
Just Do It
The truth is, a hundred thousand words is daunting. I suspect it would be all the more so without my keyboard. Or a pen. Or paper. I’m pretty sure my chiseling skills are woefully inadequate.
Yes we’re pulled in umpteen directions and the clock never stops ticking. But we can carve out a few minutes most days, if we’re intentional about it. And when I say we, I mean I.
Because I’m great about talking about planning my writing. I acknowledge that a plan, a schedule, a timeline would be helpful. And then I get distracted.
So, enough talk about writing. Time for me to write. How about you?
*Cunfucius peppered his writing quite generously with adverbs!