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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

fuck it

The Olympic Games are all about excellence. Athletes who train for and compete in the Games have demonstrated their penchant for it. They have what it takes. Their desire and commitment for excellence is, curiously, what makes them excel. The same can be said of writers. Talent is assigned at birth, but it's only the cultivation of it, the desire and the commitment, that produces excellence. A healthy awareness of one's talent is half the battle and a foundation upon which legitimate targets can be set. Those who seriously pursue excellence don't indulge in delusion nor engage the intangible. They are focused only on the prize and what it takes to achieve it.

Regardless of how much 'it' you have, the pursuit of excellence should be paramount. Anything less is just ordinary.

2 comments:

  1. Hi there. I just read this post after a long conversation with a friend about the inspirational aspect of the Games - we had both been watching the closing ceremony. It made clear to us the importance of dedication, whatever it is you're trying to achieve. Yup, you can't beat it.

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  2. I feel the same, those who go for it and reap the reward, deserve it. Sacrifices have been made. I think in China this year not all the winners were in the games, those opening and closing ceremonies were amazing, the designers and organisers certainly focused on excellence

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