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Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Green Bay Packers and Perseverance

After savoring the wonderful Super Bowl win by my favorite team, the Green Bay Packers, I realized it didn’t come easy. After all, the Packers had fifteen players on injured reserve, including six important starters, and they had suffered a crippling loss to the lowly Detroit Lions in December where they couldn’t score any more than three points. It would have been easy to give up. Yet they won the Super Bowl! No won expected it, least of all me. Yet they persevered with the talent they had on board and with good coaching and personnel choices, they became confident they could win.

Writing is like that. We often can suffer from lack of confidence due to rejection or less than favorable reviews, but we have to keep going until we make it. I just read Christopher Kennedy Lawford’s book called “Symptoms of Withdrawal” where he said that actors only succeed because of perseverance. He said they just keep coming back. You could throw them out a window and they’d keep coming back! Something important for writers and anyone in any walk of life to remember. Never quit, no matter what the odds, no matter what others say. Go writers and Go PACK!

Alison Chambers
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11 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

That was a pretty good game. They both played well.

But...I don't think I could handle being thrown out a window. LOL.

Kasey said...

So true. Perserverance is crucial!
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SherryGLoag said...

A timely reminder about perseverance, but please, I don't need to be thrown out of a window to get the message!

Melissa Blue said...

And thank goodness the Pack has shed some more of the Brett Favre shadow! The team needed a superbowl victory in more ways than one...

Maeve said...

Great post, Allison, and I so agree (even though I'm not a football fan). I appreciate the comparison with writing. :)

Sandra Koehler said...

So true, I had to laugh when I read that about being thrown out of the window. Not literally, of course, but when you read about what people in the entertainment field go through; how they've finally succeeded after so many rejections, it's amazing and a true credit to the human spirit. Didn't Jack London have 200 rejections?

Jean P said...

That was a great post, so true about perserverance.

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Sandra Koehler said...

Yagattawanna...if you want it badly enough, you will get it! Alison

desitheblonde said...

hey rejection is part of it and you just go to another one and then keep going get your book on night owl reviews they are there on 2day week

doxymom said...

I'll have to look up that book.

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Cate Masters said...

Too true Allison! I would have been happy with either team for the Superbowl, but just getting to that level shows how important perseverance is.
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