Writing is a Life Skill

I was recently contacted about being in a history book about Toastmasters District 62. I was the first person to complete an entire path in the Pathways educational program. I was asked for a quote. If asked, could you produce a good and original quote on request?


I asked how long the quote should be and was told a paragraph would be perfect. So, what did I do? Here it is.

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When I was 19 I climbed Mt. Rainier. At that particular moment in my life I had made no plans beyond getting to the summit. When I accomplished that I had this weird feeling. A slight disorientation. That disorientation was because I lacked a next step, I lacked a future. The purpose of a path is to provide you with that next step. I was the first person to complete a Pathway in Toastmasters District 62. I completed that path the same way I climbed the mountain, one step at a time. Follow the path and it will lead you to your destination. And when you're near completion, begin planning for your next adventure.

Jeffrey Alexander Martin
JeffThinks.com

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And here is the first part of Cindy's response.

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absolutely beautiful - inspiring

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So, how did I do it? Here are three keys: 1) Make it personal. 2) Make it a story. 3) Make it meaningful. Connect a personal story to a greater meaning. That's it, that's the key. At least, that's how I like to do it.

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