Giving Up

It was Winston Churchill who said: Never ever ever give up. And, God, was he right. Remember that the difference between massive success and total failure is no wider than the thickness of a hair. I must have said it before. And I’ll say it again, because it’s the slogan the has taught me more than just about anything else. As you struggle to break in to publishing, or anything, most people are also struggling, and they tend to drop out. Why? Because it’s easier to get an office job or to wait tables instead. With every person who drops out, you are closer to the summit. Never forget that. When you are in the long dark days of drudgery, strain yourself away from the anguish and look at the horizon. Success is there, and it’s really not far. But to reach it you must keep that horizon in your sights.


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