“Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.”
My previous blog entry touched on this subject; however, I think it is worth discussing again. A question I have been asked multiple times is: What led you to write a book, and at your age?
There are several reasons, but probably the primary one is that at my age (say early 60's) I began to feel my mortality. I could see retirement on the horizon. Also the generation ahead of me was beginning to really fade away, and my generation will soon take its place. Thus, I wanted to see if I could write a book before that opportunity passes. Suffice to say I did write my first book, and beyond that - I just finished a final draft of the sequel. I now have completed the story I wanted to tell with the General, Claire and company.
As we enter the Holiday Season – one thought I want to leave you with is a cliché', but a truthful one: No matter your age or ability – don't be hesitant to try something that you want to do but don't feel you could – because you can! Or at least try. Because in the end, you can look back and say "I did try and that is what counts."
Happy Holidays and Enjoy 2017!
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