Do you remember in the olden days when the grade school P.E. teacher used to make us climb that stupid rope? I don’t know about you, but no matter how I tried, no matter how much spit on my hands, I couldn’t seem to get more than one or maybe two handholds up that rope before gravity pulled me right back down to the gym floor as all the other kids moaned. In fact, I can’t recall any one of us ever able to climb that stupid rope except maybe the thin, wiry kid that everyone envied. Unfortunately, I was not blessed with that monkey-like ability or a thin-enough physique to accomplish that impossible task that seemed only intended to demoralize. I felt uncoordinated at best, fat and weak in reality.
Sometimes life feels like a series of those stupid ropes, where I find myself facing the impossible task and feeling like that fat kid again. Getting published was most certainly one of the longest ropes to the highest tree I’d ever stood beneath. But today, I can say I have successfully beaten the odds and published four books in only three short years. And I’m ready to climb again and again, no longer feeling like that fat kid.
Don’t give up! Don’t let yourself feel like that fat kid in grade school facing the rope ever again. Take hold and climb. If I can do it, YOU can do it!