You gotta risk it + work it. You gotta sweat it to get it.
True Confession: Before I got published, there were many times I was ready to give up on writing my first book (a novel) – many times when I was exhausted, frustrated, or doubtful – or some dizzying Combo Cocktail of all of these.
Each time I was ready to give up I’d tell myself: Right now another writer is giving up – but if I keep going, I am that much closer to being the author who catches a publishing house’s eye.
Then I’d motivate myself the same way I do when running long distances. I’d tell myself to just try to get to the next tree. Then I’d get to the next tree of my book writing – and keep running. I was determined. I had made the internal decision: I will be published.
I even went to book stores and envisioned my book on the shelf – and realized my last name of Salmansohn would make me a neighbor to Salinger.
But this positive thinking – with its auxillary Law Of Attraction positive energy — wasn’t what got me published. It was the Law Of Perspiration. It was how I kept pushing myself to learn how to write better — challenging myself to write more emotionally deeper. Yes, I made my burning desire of “best selling author girl” be the positive light visualization at the end of the tunnel. But I didn’t just stare at the light and wish wishy washy wishes. I kept learning everything I could learn about being the best possible writer – then kept on writing, re-writing, re-re-re-re-rewriting – putting in the work needed to score the results.
I bring this up because I feel that these days there’s so much talking about “doing positive affirmations” and “doing positive visualizations,” that we need to remember that although all this positive energy is helpful to get you what you want, so is inputting that positive energy into doing some learning about how to be the positively absolute best at what you do! And then doing it!
Sure this might mean you need to push yourself out of your comfort zone. Sure this might mean you need to feel some temporary pain before you see that longterm gain. But The Law Of Attraction does not work without The Law Of Perspiration. If you want to get a lot – you gotta be willing to sweat a lot.
At least for a bit.
NOW… let me chime in here to say – that I’m a big believer that nowaday’s it’s possible to create businesses which work on a passive income stream – and thereby lessen your workload. Or find new ways to delegate, so you’re not working so much. But if you’re not presently recognizing how to work these smarter hours so you can start working less hours, then no positive affirmations or visualizations will help you to achieve your dream goals. You must be willing to put in the effort of improving what you’re doing, so you can improve your results.
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