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A is for Aspiration

I don't know if you've read those cool mystery novels by Sue Grafton, where she uses a letter of the alphabet for every title (and subject) for her books. I have. I've read a few. And her writing is fantastic.

I believe that's where the inspiration came for the blog challenge that I'm in right now. It's called Blogging from A to Z Challenge and I'm supposed to write a blog everyday based on one letter of the alphabet. And that one word I choose, that starts with that letter, is my subject matter.

Okay, super random moment: Did you know that right now that there is a huge mega millions lottery that's worth a half a billion dollars if someone wins? Wow. By the time this posts, someone could have a heck of a lot of money. Here's my angle: If you were to win a half a billion dollars, would you have the aspiration to do anything else, ever again? I mean, if I won that money, would I feel the need to write? Would I feel the need to make money?

Definitely not so much the latter. The money has been made! Would I write though? Yes. But, it would sure take a lot of effort, will power, dedication and aspiration to keep doing what you were doing before the big win.

To write well, whether a zillionaire or not, you have to have keep that desire alive. It would be so much easier to jet away to an island, spend the money, to take it easy, ponder and do the things you've always wanted to do. But, this aspiration -- this ambition --to do what you love has to be there if you want to achieve what you believe in. Whether you've hit the jackpot or not.

Aspire to write great, and you will ... despite your annual income. It will take a lot of work, but by keeping the desire alive, regardless of your circumstance, you will always feel good about yourself if you try.

Aspire for -- and to be -- the best. That's the biggest jackpot you'll ever win.

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