Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Nanowrimo Wiped The Floor With Martha (But That's Okay)

Lisa and I have the same problem. "No" isn't in our vocabulary.

Swim Alcatraz? Sure.
Pole Dancing? Why not.
Juice Fast? Yum.
Breakdancing? Awesome.
Triathlon? Bring it.
Nano? I'm in.

Fortunately, I'm blessed with a little something known as non-attachment to the outcome.

Alcatraz? I came in dead last.
Pole Dancing? Face planted twice.
Juice Fast? Nervous jittery breakdown.
Breakdancing? Pulled my shoulder.
Triathlon? Fell off my bike three times and cried.
Nano? Hella behind. No way I'll "win."

But that's okay. I've never needed to be the best. I've never even needed to be particularly good. Perfection? What's that?

Nike trademarked the slogan in 1988 but it's been my motto since 1977.

No whining. No excuses. No naysay.

Just Do It.

So even though this month is sucking pretty hard, I'll see you again next year, ready to roll.


Shelby said...

Good for you!

Sophie Littlefield said...

non-attachment to outcome - what a splendid idea. i'm adopting it immediately. wish i'd thought of it years ago. :)

Rachael Herron said...

Goddamn. That's where I suck. I'm a just-do-it MUST WIN AT EVERYTHING kind of girl. And then I lose and I cry in the corner.

I need you for plot and non-attachment lessons, please and thank you.

Unknown said...

M-you rock! xoxo

Jeanne B. said...

Never mind perfection, it's too hard to accomplish. Simply striving for excellence in all we do is enough. And it's a sliding scale. :-)

Martha Flynn said...

Ooh - sliding scale. I like that one, too. Thanks everyone!

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