“Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you’re not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. ‘Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That’s just the way it is.”
-Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
It seems like sound advice even if you aren’t preparing for a siege in a small cabin.
This has been running through my mind lately. It seems applies equally to maintaining my sobriety, getting on the bicycle some days (especially after not being on it for a few), and that sickening, self-doubt I feel right before I publish something on my blog; or any number of activities that give me reason to pause.
Image The Outlaw Josey Wales by stick-man-11 CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
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