In the story of the friend who arrives at midnight (Luke 11:5-13), Jesus describes the power of persistence. Scripture uses the word “importunity” when it speaks of the friend seeking bread at his friend’s house at such a late hour. Importunity means boldness combined with shamelessness. In other words, the friend would not take no for an answer.
Do we have this same attitude in our writing career? When rejection comes our way, do we give up or do we try again? Do we say we will not take no for an answer and that we will keep on keeping on until we get an acceptance?
This is the kind of attitude we need to have if we want to succeed as writers. Far too often, aspiring writers give up just before they reach success. If they had only hung on one more day or one more article or one more story, they would have been published.
What about you? Do you struggle with keeping on keeping on? If so, what do you do to overcome this threat to your success?
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