Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Don't be afraid to commit

It takes courage and determination and perseverance to stay committed.
In life, relationships, and writing.

My dad told me,
If someone wants to do something, they will find a way to do it. 

ie - No excuses!

So I will write my Sensational Haiku Wednesday this week and I will finish my 50,000 words for Camp Nano by Aug 31! And I will publish one of these days, too.

When negative vibes
creep in and discourage or
temptations distract,

Remember the goal,
the sweet reward that will come,
result of hard work

Commitment is pride,
dedication, conviction.
Going the distance.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your dad was wise! If it's important to us, we find the time and the means.

Samantha May said...

This is SO true! Very few things in life are accomplished by just wanting and wishing for it. We MAKE it work.

Speaking of work, your word count shows that you are getting AWFULLY close to that 50,000 word goal! Keep it up :)

Jennie Bennett said...

Love it! I can always use a good reminder/pick-me-up!

Unknown said...

So beautifully done, Tara!
You ROCK this!
Mine is here
Have you an AWESOME WEEK!

Heather M. Gardner said...


It's our turn Tara!

I'm with you!

anthonynorth said...

Great words for commit.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Great wisdom, wonderful haiku!! Blessings to you and your endeavors!

Laura S. said...

Wise words from your dad! Good luck with finishing up Camp NaNo!

mshatch said...


Rena said...

What you dad said is very true. And I like your haikus.

Good luck with Camp, you can do it.

(I should get pom-poms and start a cheering section)

Kim said...

Tara Tyler, you're posts are always so motivating!!!
You can do it - wishing you all the best in completing your goals :)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Your haikus are beautiful.

Commitment is pride,
dedication, conviction.
Going the distance.

My fave of the day.

VikLit said...

Great words! Go you with camp nano!

carol l mckenna said...

Tis true ~ lovely haiku ~ very inspirational ~ (A Creative Harbor)

E. Arroyo said...

This is going on my wall. =)

Dana said...

Wonderful, Tara! Love this!

Gwen Gardner said...

Very nice! Thanks for the inspiration, Tara:)

Hazel said...

Your Dad is right. Commitment as pride - wow, somehow I forgot to think of it that way. That reinforces the concept. Love it!

LD Masterson said...

Great haiku.

I used to recruit volunteer parents to help with school programs. My favorite line back then was: Those who want to help will find the time, those who don't will find the excuse. Sort of a variation on what your Dad said.

Christine Rains said...

Your Dad is awesome! You can do it!!!

Emily R. King said...

This is very timely for me. Thanks, Tara!

Russo said...

I found your blog from the GUTGAA event. I couldn't resist checking out a few blogs before the event started and following them as well.

This post inspired me big time. I really needed a boost like this, thank you!

Russo @

Amrit Sinha said...

Lovely words :-)

Tara Tyler said...

yeah, the stuff my dad says isnt bunk!
glad i could spread a little ncoragement!
and thanks for giving me some back!

joanne said...

Parents can actually be right, sometimes! I quote my mom in particular, and acknowledge her wisdom....your haiku went 'the distance'....truth

Gina Gao said...

This is so true! I cannot tell you how much I can relate to this post.

Nicki Elson said...

You are so talented that when you need encouragement, your write it for yourself - and we get the benefit. Go Camp Nano!

Anonymous said...

Amen!! Nicely done!!

(I like your header)

Heather Henry said...

Very awesome. Good words of encouragement, no matter what goals you have set. :)

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