Always quirky, sometimes sweet speculative fiction

A Quick Word On Determination

You have a dream right? Most people do. Mine is pretty obvious I think. So I ask you, what are you doing to make your dream come true?

keep-calm-and-pull-your-socks-upYou know that friend who dreams of winning the lotto, but never buys a ticket? If you aren’t doing something to get yourself closer to your dream, then same thing (though you’re more likely to be hit by lightning than win lotto, fact!) Do something about your dream. Make steps toward it, even if it’s only baby steps (like writing 100 words a day).

Today I’ve been sick (won’t go into details, don’t want to gross you out), but I still managed to edit some work and send off a submission. That’s what determination does.

I’m not saying you always gotta work through the pain and illness, just that one excuse becomes another and another and before you know it you haven’t taken any steps toward your dream in a week, a month, a year… You’ve got to have determination to work through the excuses that aren’t really valid.

I have friends who put even my efforts today to shame.

I wasted enough of my younger years just dreaming, never really working. Don’t let yourself fall in the same trap.

Don’t just “follow your dream”, overtake it.


  1. Sammie

    I know what you mean I kept making excuses, until I realised it was now or never so I dropped everything to start my studies :D… Though sometimes still I find myself losing determination and need a good kick to get back on track again.

    • Kirstie Olley

      Yeah, even an iron will has weak moments, and we do need to rest and recuperate from time to time as well – just as long as you never give up 😀 We’ll keep going together, Sammie

  2. Erica Bourke

    Wow! She is amazing! Even I needed a kick to get going with stuff I need to do! Stuff the writing, I just have to get organised 🙂 … for starters.. one day I will write… I think… yeh I have a loong way to go!
    Maybe I really just want to socialise…yeh…

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