Embrace Your Obstacles and Write Anyway – Daily Quote

Jo Hawk

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Every project reaches a point of desperation. Your deadline looms, unanticipated problems arise, a key player calls in sick, shared files become corrupted, the hotel internet crashes, your car has a flat tire, and requires a towed. The mechanic phones saying the fuel pump has a leak and must be replaced. Then a product you need is back-ordered, and you don’t dare ask what else could go wrong. That is the precise moment when your laptop dies. You hear King Richard’s voice ringing in your ear, “A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!”

Multiply by ten and you have my week in a nutshell. These challenges are annoying, discouraging, and a fact of life. Whenever I make changes or create something new, the universe conspires to throw obstacles in my path. I like to be in control; I aspire to perfectionism and these setbacks try to infringe on…

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