Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dream big, work hard...

We are only as big as we allow ourselves to be. Anyone can have big dreams and wish to be a great success someday, but the wheat gets separated from the chaff when the winds of failure start to blow. The real test in finding out whether you will reach your goals or not comes when you have to dig a little deeper than the rest and try a little harder than you once thought possible.


  1. Well said, Jim, especially when it comes to promoting the western genre.

  2. I like your blog. I think there is a lot of well thought wisdom here. Anyone who chooses to write will get buck off once in awhile. I think the Duke's words in "The Train Robbers" is good advice for us all. "'ll spend the rest of your life getting up one more time than you get knocked down." Seems you have learned that well.

    I will read you page as often as time will allow.

    1. Good words Major. Thanks for looking. Hope to visit soon.

  3. Thats just good ol Cowboy logic. Great work Jim, I'm impressed. Hoss.

    1. Thank you Hoss! Good to have friends who know Cowboy Logic!

  4. Great job, thanks for sharin' my friend! Let's all stay workin' together to keep the west alive.
    I'll be looking forward to your next blog,
    Bobbi Jeen Olson

  5. Lee Anderson ( 24, 2012 at 8:14 AM

    Several years ago my 1st wife died of cancer. All through out the ordeal she kept a positive attitude. She was often asked how she could be so "upbeat" all the time knowing full well what was comng? She would tell them, "You have no idea what you can do till you have to." I only hope when my time comes I can do it with as much class as she did.


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Jim Olson is a ranch-raised cowboy, author and entrepreneur. Growing up on the high plains of eastern New Mexico he learned to ride young colts, tend to cattle and drive heavy farm equipment at an early age. 

Jim spent a few years competing in the calf roping event at the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association level, qualifying for the circuit finals a few times. He lives on and operates a ranch near Stanfield, Arizona, once a part of John Wayne’s Red River Ranch, and also owns Western Trading Post, dealing in Cowboy and Indian collectibles. 

These great life experiences Jim now uses in his writing career. He writes stories about interesting and extraordinary people of the west including short stories of both fiction and nonfiction. He has a monthly column titled “Cowboy Heroes,” published by several Southwestern and national magazines. Jim has written three books and is working on other projects as well. He can be reached via the web: 


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