When I’m having a hard time thinking of what to write, slamming my fists onto the keyboard is a common visualization I have.
They say it takes 10,000 hours to master something. If you put in an hour a day it’s going to take you over 27 years to master it. We’ve, you and me, got to put more time in than an hour a day because I know that 27 years is too long a time to wait for mastery.
But all you can do is all you can do. I only have an hour to write this before I have to go to bed for my job in the morning. At least I am making the time to get creative today. I MUST write. I must create. I am a visionary, and my vision leads me to serving people. I don’t know how I’m going to do it, but I’m going to do it, and step 1 is to just write.
Today I put in some applications for a second job. On one particular application I had to explain why I was terminated from a job. A painful explanation, but an honest one. I simply state because of the schizophrenia (which I now consider a superpower) I was in the wrong state of mind and made a bad decision. I will probably never be hired by that particular employer. Still, I’m going to pick up a second job for more reasons than I can state, and it’s going to happen quickly.
Soon I’ll have very little free time. I’m still going to blog though. I’m still going to metaphorically slam my fists upon the keyboard until the words come out. I’m going to cry and sweat and bleed until I have great writing. I’m never going to stop blogging, because it is a passion, and although sometimes I don’t like blogging because of my issues with myself, I still love it.
I’m going to be one of the Greats. I’m going to have best selling books. My blog is a training ground for writing my best writing. I’m going to come up with some really great ideas and make many many books out of them. I’m speaking my world into existence.
Blogging is not just a hobby for me, it’s a lifestyle. The pain and the agony of coming up with a good title, something that I hope will serve people, takes me a while to get to. Sure enough, I always come up with something. I’m doing the right thing by expressing myself, which is why I believe that blogging is so powerful. Granted, it’s not the only way to express yourself (I’m well aware there are many ways) but it’s my way, and I love my ways. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in the past but the person those mistakes has caused me to become satisfies me and makes me feel like I am right in the head after all. I’m a schizophrenic so you may disagree with my prior statement, but I know that the schizophrenia isn’t a disease, it’s actually a superpower. I know my own mind better because of it, and I can call out the nonsense as it arises and find super empowering ways to think. These thoughts lead me to taking empowering actions, and these actions (although small but daily) help to improve my overall life.
One thing I’ve got to improve upon in my life is exercise. Today I went for a mile walk in the cold. It’s January 2nd, 2018 so it’s cold outside in Maryland. Not as cold as Boston, but cold. I went for the walk anyways. It felt good to move. I could really use some weight training or running, but I like walking and can easily handle it. My plan is to start doing pushups, squats, and crunches first thing in the morning when I get up at 6 am. I’ve never been an early riser, but I have gone through periods where I’ve gotten up at 6am. I want to get up at 6am everyday and exercise first thing. When I do this I know I will be starting my day in a positive way that will set the tone for the entire day. It may make me more tired but I don’t care. There is the chance that it will further energize me, and make my overall life easier. So I’m going to try and if I have to try and try again to make exercise a priority and do it first thing in the early morning, I’m going to do it.
One thing about my blogging that crosses my mind is that no one will ever read what I write. When I think those thoughts I have to tell myself that I’m doing this for more than one reason. Besides, when I become a great writer and have multiple best selling books then people will be able to come back to my blog and read what I’ve written here. They will be able to read all the works I’ve written that lead me up to becoming a best selling author. My blog will be a case study on how writers can be a zero and then earn something really great for themselves. On top of that, I plan to keep the money I earn from writing, and live a life of wealth and abundance, for myself, for my family, for my friends, and for the entire world.
I have passion. I have enthusiasm. I have love. I have energy. I’m going to be a multi millionaire. I’m going to keep going even after I’ve achieved my goals because it’s not about the money or fame. It’s about doing what you love. It’ about helping people.
I applied to a job today that was about selling life insurance. I got as far as an email back inviting me in for an interview. I replied by saying that I was excited to meet but I was very busy and couldn’t stay long. That must have been a turn off because I never got another response to detail where I was to meet them. As I continued to think about the prospect I thought that selling life insurance might not be for me. The reason being that I read on Forbes that although life insurance was a topic worthy of consideration for almost any household, if you already had enough money where your family never had worry, then insurance would be pointless. Although I’m not there yet, I will be, so selling insurance for me would be like selling ice to Eskimos. There’s no need for it. So when I got the message from the local pizza place about me dropping my name and phone number off for a part time job, I called them back. I have an interview with them tomorrow.
I say if you can’t think of anything to write, just pound your fists on the keyboard until you come up with something to write. Bleed, sweat, and cry over the keyboard. Let the keyboard be your outlet. Don’t actually destroy your keyboard, but keep the sentiment of banging on it until the words come out. In this way you’ll be on your way to your 10,000 hours of mastery, and you’ll be a more fulfilled person because you followed your bliss. At any rate you’ll probably become wildly successful beyond your wildest dreams and live the life you’ve always dreamed of. It can happen.
The beauty of working everyday on your bliss is that you are like a fine wine. That wine gets better with age, so with each piece of writing, you get better. Today’s post is going to be better than yesterdays, and tomorrow’s post is going to be better than today’s. That’s part of the beauty of personal development. You can actually see yourself growing and becoming better, when your paying close attention.
So I’m going to work, and then work more, and then finally I’m going to blog. I know my millions are on the way. It could come from expected and unexpected channels. I’m not limiting myself. I’m limitless. I’m powerful. I’m a winner on a massive scale. I don’t settle. I feel wealthy. These feelings translate into little actions I take everyday that WILL add up to a massive life change. I’m ready and I know if your reading this, you’re ready too. What little actions can you take TODAY that can add up to a massive life change?
I know I’ve said this already, but it bears repeating. Once I’ve reached my goals, I will continue. I’m never going to stop. I’m never going to stop because there are people out there to be served. Mike Dooley (who I love) said if you want to be happy for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want to be happy for life, serve somebody. This rings true in my soul. So I’m going to continue, without end, writing. I know that slamming my fists on the keyboard until the words come out will benefit people, if not just me. So I’ve got to say that this is a somewhat self serving journey, but one that I want to take you on as a reader, to a better life. It can’t be said enough that a better life equals a better you and to make a better you you’ve got to change your habits.
Maybe that habit is to write everyday. EVERYDAY. Maybe that habit is to visualize everyday. EVERYDAY. Maybe that habit is to show up to work without ever calling out. EVERYDAY. Maybe that habit is to quit smoking and take up vaping. EVERYDAY. Whatever it is, I know that you know what it is and it’s up to you to make those changes so your life becomes better. So you too can be happy and fulfilled.
Get creative. Make a work of art. Do your job. Just do SOMETHING and do it with MASSIVE ACTION. You don’t have to be smart to be successful. You just have to take ACTION.
I’ve said enough. It’s time for me to go to sleep. I’ve done my job at creating a work of art today by slamming my fists onto the keyboard until the words came out. I hope that my blood, sweat, and tears have served you. If you liked this post I encourage you to sign up for my email list. You’ll get a free ebook and updates to new posts on this site.
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