Friday, April 16, 2010

0 Inspiration For Children's Writers From Crossfit

I seriously doubt many of you have ever even heard of Crossfit. Beyond writing for children, it's my other passion in life, a philosophy of fitness that I've been following for about three years now that has totally changed my world. If you spend a little time on the website, it's hard to see how anyone in the children's publishing world has anything to do with the world of Crossfit. The images they post for the daily workouts can be a little intimidating. Not to mention that today I can barely walk as a consequence of one of their workouts! But they often include great articles on their site that have nothing to do with fitness. They also post quotes that seem to always resonate for me in both the world of Crossfit and children's publishing. Today's quote was so appropriate for those of us aspiring to be published that I had to share:

"For my part, I rather distrust men or concerns that rise up with the speed of rockets. Sudden rises are sometimes followed by equally sudden falls. I have most faith in the individual or enterprise that advances step by step. A mushroom can spring up in a day; an oak takes 50 years or more to reach maturity. Mushrooms don't last; oaks do. The real cause for an enormous number of business failures is premature over-expansion, attempting to gallop before learning to creep. Sudden successes often invite sudden reverses."
- B.C. Forbes

And just in case you're wondering, there is a Crossfit Kids website, too! Maybe Crossfit and children's publishing aren't so different after all!

Happy Friday!

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