… ‘Well Done’… prob’ly the two most motivational WURDS ever…

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…one of this ol’ Jurassic’s greatest pleasures is transforming into a couch potato at the weekends and midweek when the English Premier League football games are screened live here to the Middle East… and today, as part of the television previews of the Boxing Day matches, a feature called ‘Meet The Boss’ featured one of my favourite footballing characters, Harry RedknappLUV ‘IM or HATE ’IM, he’s always interesting…

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…as a Club Manager over the last thirty-plus years, he’s been notable in transforming ordinary teams into winners… but the biggest thing I took away from his interview today was the simple mechanism he constantly uses… regularly saying ’Well Done’ to his players and coaching staff… even if they don’t win… if they give of their best, that’s all he asks… let me flip that on to our own quill-scrapers’ metier… it’s widely accepted that being a writer is a pretty lonesome trail to blaze… and legion are the stories of the self-worth fragility of we scribblers… our sensitivity to commentary on our masterpieces is so highly personal, how could it be otherwise?… how pertinent it is then, if no-one else sees fit to give yeez the kudos, that yeez should make it a habit to say ‘Well Done’ to yerselves!…

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…there’s NUTHIN wrong with believing in yerselves… if yeez don’t think yer WURK is any good, how can yeez possibly expect emb’dy else to think it’s great?… of course, it’s helpful to avoid the boobytrap of ‘delusions of adequacy’ …. but I think that particular Authors’ quicksand is normally reserved for those who go over the top on singing their own praises… that delicate balance of realism is often difficult to attain when yeez are so immersed in yer own stuff… p’raps one approach that I find useful may apply… take yer WURK seriously… take yer writing seriously… take yer career seriously… but for Gawd’s sake… don’t take yerself too seriously!…. ‘Well Done’, everybody… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!

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19 responses to “… ‘Well Done’… prob’ly the two most motivational WURDS ever…

  1. Well said, and we should give each other a pat on the back, too!

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  2. Well said Seumas. I think this whole idea rests on less ego and a better sense of humor about ourselves. It also means being a good friend. None of us will have many friends unless we learn to be a friend. Once more, Happy Holidays. 🙂

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  3. So right Seumas! Well done everybody. And a round of applause!

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  4. So if you think your writing is so-so, do we say Medium Rare? 😀

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    • …in that circumstance, I’d recommend a side order of a soupçon of braggadocio… alternatively, more palatable and digestible cerealised portions, but bearing in mind the writer’s WURK will usually attract its own just desserts… mwaaah, m’Lady 🙂

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