This is day 18 of my journey to publish something every day (M-F) for 30 days.
Today I have submitted a report to the company that I write reports for, agreed to do another report this week and I have published an article on one of my niche websites and sent out an update about it to my subscriber list for that site.
Recently I began watching the Star Wars movies at the weekends. I've been watching one a week for the past 3 weeks.
My reason for doing this is because my husband is a fan, I watch the Big Bang Theory on TV all the time and they always talk about the Star Wars movies a lot, and so I decided to finally watch them to see what all the fuss is about.
I must confess that even after 3 movies, I'm not a fan of the series, but it has been interesting. Now at least I know what a Wookie is and how strange C3PO is.
I also had no idea that Yoda was a such a little Zen master. I thought he was just a strange creature, but throughout the movies he keeps giving out pearls of wisdom.
In one of the scenes, Luke Skywalker was telling Yoda that he wanted to try and do something (I cannot recall what it was) and Yoda said "Do or do not. There is no try."
I thought that quote was genius and that more people should adhere to it.
So many times I hear from would-be writers who say that want to write, but every time they try, something comes up.
Well, to that I say "Do or do not. There is no try."
We all make time in our lives for the things we want to do such as being with our children, cooking food, cleaning the house, playing sport, swimming, going to the gym, watching TV. But when it comes to writing, too often people treat it as something they can only "try" to do, when there are no other activities pressing for their time.
And trying, as we all know, gets us nowhere.
As Yoda pointed out. You either do something, or you don't. Trying means nothing. In fact, it usually means doing nothing at all. For instance, how many people "try" to lose weight and don't, or "try" to get more exercise and don't, or "try" to eat more healthy and don't.
Saying you tried to do something, is another way of saying you didn't do it. But by using the word "try" makes you feel less guilty.
To succeed and actually do something and see it though to the end, means you have to be in the right mindset and to have the correct motivation, otherwise you won't do it.
Last week I told you about a new app called Subliminal Power 2 that can reprogram your mind and it can help you in these ways:
This little app only went on the market a week ago and already it has been downloaded tens of thousands of times.
It's turning out to be a real best seller.
And why not?
What a great invention.
An app that works unnoticed and can elliminate all the negative thoughts that are holding you back from being the writer you want to be.
And it all takes place without you even knowing.
You can be reprogramming your mind while you're doing something as mundane as checking your emails.
And the fact that it's turning out to be such a best seller just goes to show how many people already want to improve their lives and finally "do" instead of "try."
I wanted to get my own copy of this app but sadly it's only for Windows computers and I have a Mac Book Pro. Maybe one day they'll invent a Mac version. Sigh...
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Do something today that you've been "trying" to do.
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