Today I found another author, Matt de la Peña, who says the say thing, but with a personal story that I think most Nerd's can related to, I certainly can, though in my case it was flowers and not a poem.
Matt de la Peña's words:
He told them that if they were serious about writing, they had to be ready to accept lots of failure. He once wrote a poem for a girl he liked, but after reading it, she never spoke to him again. His goal as a writer, he said, “is to give grace and dignity to people from the other side of the tracks.”~from page two http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/19/education/racial-lens-used-to-cull-curriculum-in-arizona.html
I blogged this on Cliff's Book Review Corner, you can find links to the book and the author there if your interested.
But I think the key point for gamers, the ones that really want to succeed, is that using the excuse of failure is just that, an excuse.
Failure is not a reason for a lack of success.
It is simply one of the obstacles on the path to accomplishment.
No one accomplishes everything the first time they try, or the 100 time they try.
I will certainly talk more about this in the future, as well as how this ties in with Romantic pursuits.
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