Monday, January 15, 2018

The One Piece of Advice You Need to Hear to Become Successful

From Writerslife.org:


There’s only one thing you need to hear to become successful, and that’s to just start! Millions of people dream of writing a book or starting a business. Yet, for some unknown reason, they don’t accomplish those goals. 
The only reason you’re not living your ideal life is because you’re making excuses. You say you don’t have enough time or money. No, you’re procrastinating and you’re not starting. 
Everyone can make excuses because it makes them feel good as to why they’re not living their ideal life. The truth is, they’re not executing. If you’re not living the life you desire that is all on you and no one else. It doesn’t matter what your circumstances are, it only matters what you’re doing each day that will get you ahead. 
You can keep saying I’ll start my business tomorrow or that I’ll go to the gym tomorrow. Eventually, there will not be another tomorrow and you will have wasted your life. Do you want to be on your deathbed with regret? I didn’t think so.
When you wake up in the morning, get up before the sun and don’t even think about checking your phone. Each day will be a new challenge and you have to be ready for it. By waking up early, you can get a head start on the day. You can get to work before the rest of the world is waking up and allow that notion to carry you throughout the rest of the day!
The hardest part of becoming successful is starting. It may sound opposite of what you’ve normally thought. Once you start, your mind will only be on the task at hand. 
It doesn’t matter if your idea seems stupid to you. People thought Henry Ford was stupid for trying to invent the car. But Ford didn’t give in, he just started.

Once again, I'm still putting off writing. But things have been hectic lately, with holidays, including today. I still have some ideas for my diary novel, but just haven't gotten them down. This article is basically telling me what I have bene doing lately! 
Yes, I agree that getting started is always hard. I seem to have an easier time imagining some things than getting them down on paper. This is something I want to work on getting better at. 

5 comments:

  1. As long as you're working on your stories in your mind, you've started:)

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  2. Getting started can be difficult, but it’s worth it.

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  3. I hear you there! My problem is that I start, and then a baby or toddler or home schooler needs my help. But hey, at least I got one foot out there.

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