Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Signs of Dedication

Sometimes people make huge sacrifices to achieve something they have a passion for. In some of these cases we are led to question a person's sanity after seeing what they have been through to accomplish a goal. And, of course, some people actually are insane.

Personally, seeing what other people have done in order to get where they want to be serves as inspiration to me. It reminds me that no matter how hard something seems, there is someone out there who has overcome something more difficult, that there is always something more I can be doing to get where I want. It also creates concrete images as to what it took to become an accomplished (insert achievement here).

A lot of people think they know what it takes to do something great, but few actually know. I am sure I will never actually reach this realm, but that doesn't mean I can't try to do something I'm proud of, or that I cant try pursuing what I have a passion for. And this is where I got the idea to record signs of dedication--from a simple interest in knowing exactly what some people have done in attempt to reach a point they are wholly proud of.

Also, this does not mean I will stop posting stories--I am working on a lot of creative things right now and will post them when I get a chance. And, on the same note, please feel free to comment on anything you hate, disagree with, like, or whatever it may be. All feedback is welcome.


  1. Good stuff!Have your read Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell? He discusses the 10,000 hours of meaningful practice rule.I think you'd enjoy that. Keep up the writing!

  2. Thanks a lot, Tyler. I have not read Outliers, but I have read Blink and the Tipping point and enjoyed both. I have heard of the 10,000 hour rule and it's both interesting to me and hard to grasp. I guess that's why I like to look at exactly what people do to get there, assuming the 10,000 diligent hours have been put in.