Just Do It!

Novelist Sinclair Lewis was supposed to deliver an hour-long lecture to a group of college students who planned to be writers. Lewis opened his talk with a question:

“How many of you really intend to be writers?”

All hands went up.

“In that case,” said Lewis, “my advice to you is to go home and write.”

With that, he left.

Seems rude? Almost disrespectful? Sometimes A good kick in the butt is needed to get someone in action! I know that I need that everyone once in a while. The results that are achieved helps the gratitude flow!

Be Well.
The Gratitude Guru


  1. Menka on April 19, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    It feels absolutely true. Great. Thank you Paul.

  2. Laurence Hansen on April 20, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    There is real value in being a student – in learning as much as you possibly can – but as Lewis very bluntly taught, real learning comes from doing.
    Action is the essential ingredient for real accomplishment.

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