The only way to truly help another person transform their life is to allow yourself to be open and vulnerable so they can see the truth of your story in them.
Writing a book isn’t difficult. It does take discipline, however. For me, that discipline is found in Og Mandino’s words today, because when I do my very best today, the rewards I seek become inevitable.
Too often, we stay in soul-killing jobs because we can’t see any other option. Or we fail to do the thing we most want to do because we’re afraid.
So we do things we don’t want to do because it’s “safe” even if we despise it.
If you refuse to even try, you’ve failed yourself and, worse, you’ve failed all those people your book could help if you dared take that next step to write and publish your book.
Goals are fantastic, but without a deadline attached, your goal is nothing but a pretty thought, a pipe dream with no plan to turn them into reality.
Motivation can fade. The excitement of this book project will wax and wane over the course of writing your book. That’s (almost) inevitable.
Going the extra mile means stepping out of your comfort zone and doing the uncomfortable thing.
Writing a non-fiction book is a wonderful goal but, in and of itself, that goal isn’t of much use.
You need to know the HOW.
Willingness to learn is the key here, as it is in so many areas of life, including writing.
Believe Katie Beauchamp when she says, “Stop making excuses. You can do anything.”
Because that’s the truth, not whatever excuse or limiting belief is running through your mind right now.