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It’s no secret that I like words. It’s why I started this blog, it’s why I started writing in journals as a kid and why I talk. A lot. Seriously, it’s a good thing there’s not a limit on the amount of words we can use in a day or I’d be out of them by noon.
One of the things I find myself doing frequently is “Writing The Future”. I don’t always to do it in a pen to paper type of way but mentally, I have it all spelled out.
I have an idea for a book. A basic plot overview. That’s it. But, I already know exactly what I’m going to say when it hits the New York Time’s best seller’s list.
I can’t be the only one who does this. Does anyone else have their Oscar speeches ready?
I first though this was cocky of me but then I realize that visualizing (or, in my case, verbalizing) success spurs me on to actually take that first step.
Is there something that you want to do but you’re afraid of failing? Just do it. The worst that can happen is you’ll fail. But the best that can happen…well, that’s up to you.
So go on, close your eyes and imagine what success looks like for you. Are you winning an award? Paying off debt? Maybe your dream is to simply get caught up on your laundry. Whatever your dream is, dream it and then start it.
And yes, I had this post wrote in my head for months because I actually wrote it. I wanted to wait till I actually started the book. Spoiler alert: I didn’t. But, I did write another one that won’t make it to the best seller’s list and I’m okay with that.
The point is that without my thinking about the success I could have, I never would have made the first step in writing this one.
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