Jim Harrison and Total Commitment

Sobering thoughts from Jim Harrison

Sobering thoughts from Jim Harrison

When writer Jim Harrison talked to Esquire Magazine for their "What I've Learned" series, he said something I found so startling, but likely true, that I printed it out and taped it to my desk. He said:

I won't even talk to young writers anymore unless they can give me a good reason. I say, "I don't have any time to talk to you unless you intend to give your entire life over to it, because it can't be done otherwise."

And I think he's right. It can't be done without sacrificing all the other things that get in the way of total commitment. One has to give oneself entirely.

InspirationKelly Wilson