It don’t get done just standin’ there lookin’ at it – Part 2

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This is the second installment of my (read: your/our) journey to pen the great American novel (or even the great American memoir/short story/how-to/self help, et al). The first step in that journey is to realize: IT DON’T GET DONE JUST STANDIN’ THERE LOOKIN’ AT IT.

But that’s just the first step. It’s like realizing that you’re not going to lose weight until you start eating right and exercising. Continue reading

“It don’t get done just standin’ there lookin’ at it.”

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I heard those words of wisdom on my first day working as a Teamster, in the summer between high school and college. Faced with what looked like an impossible job, Ramon Cancio, my older, more-experienced colleague, said to his young, inexperienced rookie helper … “Well, son, let’s get going. It don’t get done just standin’ there lookin’ at it.”

I still remember those homespun words of wisdom. Especially when I sit down in front of a computer with an idea Continue reading