100 Days to a Better You! – Day 23

Day 23 –

I’ve become an avid reader as of late and one of the books I’ve been reading is by Charles Bukowsky called “Factotum.” One of the quotes that stand out and certainly worth mentioning, if not memorizing, lines perfectly with the mindset we all must have as it relates to executing your 100 day plan.

In the book, Charles says, “If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery–isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.”

I can sum up this quote in two words “sacrifice” and “determination”. If you are going to do this 100 Day plan, go all the way or don’t waste your time. This plan isn’t for the weak, it isn’t for the feeble minded, it isn’t for quitters.

Decide right now if you’re in this for the long haul. If you are, blessings will be waiting for you at the finish line.

To The Top!
Joe Paul

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