This week’s challenge brings out the positive: tell us about a piece of advice you’ve received — and would like to share with others.
At I Am Pam, Pam Holland publishes a delightful mix of travel stories, photography, and art. I’m generally drawn to longer posts — whether a piece of writing, a photo essay, or a collection of artwork — but I appreciate Pam’s short posts, which read like bursts of advice (“stand beside those who have talent”) and inspiration (“how do you get there”). In the latter post, which I selected as an editor’s pick on Discover, she encourages us to keep going:
Just keep on with it.
Keep on going as far as you can.
That’s how you get there.
— Excerpt from “How do you get there”
Pam’s succinct, sweet, and motivating message makes me smile — it’s refreshing to read amidst all the serious reads and sad headlines I’ve seen lately. So for this Discover Challenge, let’s keep it both simple and positive. What’s one piece of great advice you’ve read recently? Or what’s the best bit of wisdom you’ve ever received?
We invite you to respond in your preferred format: prose, poetry, art, photography, video, audio, or something else. You might tell us about the person who passed on this pearl of wisdom, or about the way in which it has helped you. Or perhaps you’d like to impart your own advice to your readers. We encourage you to interpret the challenge as you see fit — the goal, really, is to inspire each other this week.