Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Secret to Winning

We’re at point A, the first week of January and we want to get to point Z by the end of the year.  So how do we it?  It’s all about having the right mind-set and that comes from knowing what you want.  It’s pretty much what you do for your characters, isn’t it?  You give them a goal or they tell you what goal they want to achieve.  Then off they go, pole-vaulting over moving trailer trucks or dog paddling across an unknown stinky ooze that once was the Mississippi river to get to the other side. 

At first, they are ill equipped to do these things.  Why?  Because just like us our characters simply don’t know how.  Besides that’s what the universe does.  It sees how badly you want something.  So, it creates obstacles. And we just like our characters in our stories have to learn how to pole-vault to get to the other side.

That’s the easy part.  Stopping the little voice inside your head who insists you are not good enough to do this task, now that takes courage, faith and determination.  How do you do that?  By figuring out why your dream or goal is so important to you.  And I’m not talking about fame, money or lots of sex.  Not that those things are bad to have.  I’m talking about what feeds your soul.  What tears up your eyes while you’re smiling? And don’t tell me sex! Go deeper and when you have the answer to that, you have the secret to crossing the finishing line and winning.

Anyway, that’s my thoughts about the secret of winning.  Do you have one to share?

Till next time,


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