Believe & Succeed


This month’s inspirational/motivational quote glaring at me on the calendar by my bed desk states the following (said in the throaty/heady voice Sir Ian McKellan uses when Gandalf):

B E L I E V E  &  S U C C E E D

Below it is a quote by George Allen (RIP):

“The big thing is not what happens to us in life, but what we do about what happens to us.”

To which I respond with this (said in that eerie Lord of the Rings whisper):

“Froooodooooooo…Gollum, Gollum…Froooodooooooooooo…”

George Allen also said:

“Persevere and get it done.”

Right on. Many useful key words. But the combination of Believe & Succeed moves me the most, reminds me to persevere and get it done. Gollum. Gollum. Excuse me.

Calling all Hobbits (especially those who prefer highlights in their hair and sleep with their manuscripts under their bed pillows): Pick your a**es up and throw those rings in the consarned fire(s), already! Or die (or—you know—not really die as lots of you have baby hobbits and gruff though adoring husbands and a kind of thriving domesticity—barefoot thriving domesticity, of course—so dying is, actually, totally out of the question unless strictly metaphorical) trying.

About PB Rippey

Writer, wife, mother, grateful. Fiction, memoir, poetry, kidlit (MG), member SCBWI.
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