Don’t Be A Second Rate Murderer

Murder's weapon on the table

The answer to the question is You Put The Bullet In Your Dreams or maybe it is How 3,000 Sycophants Made One Man A Better Blogger.

Maybe both of those are correct or maybe neither. Hell it could be a combination 0f the two but the end result doesn’t really matter now does it.

The issue isn’t about who did what to whom or how someone else got in the way of your personal success. It is not about the girl you didn’t get, the one you couldn’t have or who you should have.

It is about doing the work to figure out what you want and what you need because they aren’t the same thing.

Don’t Be A Second Rate Murderer

We spend time telling our children they can be whatever they want to be and do whatever they want to but only if they want it badly. We tell them that if they put all their effort into chasing their dreams they can turn that dream into reality.

And just in case they can’t we tell remind them that if they are going to do a job they might as well focus on doing the best they can. Don’t just be a murderer, be the best you can.

Why settle for terrorizing one or two people when you can terrorize a city, county, state or country.

Hell, go big or go home. Why not become a dictator and terrorize the world because someone somewhere has weapons of mass destruction they will sell you.

Someone or some people will look at these words and wonder what the hell is wrong with me and some will wonder why those others don’t get it. They’ll say I am using metaphors for life and the challenges we face and suggest that some literary agent sign me to a life long sentence to produce content people will love.

And me, well I’ll make comments that make you wonder if I am an eccentric genius or simply brilliant and while you toast me I’ll shake my head and wonder why you don’t understand this isn’t brilliant.

It is just crap I spew out while clearing the cobwebs from inside my head.

It is what I do when I decide I need to revisit my book and start working on it again.

A Thick Head and A Thick Skin

It has been a rough week or so because shit is flying and I wasn’t ready to deal with it yet. Can’t say that I am truly surprised nor can I say life owes me a warning shot or head’s up about things getting ready to change.

That is ‘cuz the world is a dynamic environment and change isn’t waiting it is always happening and you just have to learn how to move with it.

“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”― Theodore Roosevelt

I am tired of the battles and done with some of the foolish fights I have been engaged in. That is not a declaration of war or surrender.

It is just a statement and recognition I don’t have to live as I have and I won’t.

I am making changes and some of them may be big. These things are based upon what I want and what I need. I am pushing hard to move life so that some of these battles don’t come up any more or at least so that they are more manageable.

Part of me is excited about it. Part of me is chomping at the bit because I sense opportunity and I see good things coming.

When it comes to my writing I remind myself that sometimes you need a thick skin. And when it comes to life in general, well some of the crap I have had to deal with is because of my thick head.

And so it goes.

How To Live Your Dreams

I tell my children I want them to live their dreams and not dream their lives away. When they ask me how to do that I tell them that sometimes the most important skill you can have is to get back up when you get knocked down.

It is about understanding that you are going to get punched in the mouth and that when you do you wipe off your lip and keep going.

Life doesn’t always give itself to those who are the smartest, luckiest or most deserving but the toughest and most determined, well sometimes they do get what they go looking for.

What do you think?

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  1. Sebastian Aiden Daniels July 3, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Well I saw that damn clown again in your nrelate widget and it made me wince again.

    This makes me think of the speech Rocky gives his son in Rocky V about moving forward even when you are getting knocked over, you just keep getting back up.

    The toughest and most determined to seem to thrive quite a bit.

    Or you can just have your dad be Larry Ellison and then you can move to Hollywood and have your dad give you millions of dollars to open your own production company.

    • Jack July 5, 2014 at 7:05 am

      That speech in Rocky might have influenced this, love that one. Scary clowns are good for motivation. 🙂

      Might be nice to have a billionaire father, would certainly impact life.

  2. Julie Barrett July 3, 2014 at 2:35 am

    Fall seven times, stand up eight.

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