What It Takes…

You need four things to be a successful writer.

Writing

This blog post is about what it takes to be a writer, but you can also apply this advice to pretty much anything in life.

You need four things to be a successful writer.

  1. Lots of courage
  2. An above average work ethic or discipline
  3. A little bit of talent.
  4. A touch of luck or blessing

Courage

Courage is the key to writing. Regardless of what you write about if you are afraid of failing, being ridiculed or humiliated, or being negatively critiqued then you won’t make it as a writer. Likewise you will probably have a rough go in life outside of the arts as well if you fear these possibilities. And if you do worry about these things and you are trying to write, then stop. But by having courage you have decided that you will put yourself out there at the risk of looking bad to potentially millions of people including some whose opinion you value at least to a certain degree. If you are scared or insecure, but still want to put your art into the world, then maybe the way you find the courage to do it is to focus on what your intentions are in creating things that evoke thought and emotion in other people. If your intentions are good, benevolent, then you will probably summon the courage to push through any obstacle to get part of who you are into the world.

The second key to making it as a writer or in life is a good work ethic. And a good work ethic helps with the final two smaller aspects of making it as a writer or in the mainstream world.  A good work ethic keeps you coming back to the lab and creating your alchemy. A good work ethic also can help when you are feeling a bit insecure, when your courage is not at its peak. But being disciplined will make your lack of talent if there is a lack disappear over time. You will get better at writing or whatever it is that you do in life if you stay focused, keep working at your craft. There will be others in life and in the arts who are more talented than you. But as the saying goes, “work ethic can outdo talent in the long run if one sticks to the process, one keeps growing and learning as they go.” And remember most of us are not born knowing much of anything, but we can learn pretty much anything over time. Some are born with God given talents that make it easier for them in certain fields, but there are piles of bodies of talented people who never reach their potential because their work ethic was lacking. Finally, a good work ethic plus courage will help with the luck or blessing one needs in order to make it the world today. There is a maxim in the sports world that speaks to this. There are good teams in the athletics who seem to get all of the breaks. Many will say these teams are just lucky and that they are not as good as advertised. Sometimes this is true, more often than not it is a false statement. You see, my friends, what these biased people don’t realize is that these teams create their own luck, they get the “lucky breaks or bounces” because they work hard, they do the little things well long enough so that when there is a chance that a call or a bounce that could go either their way or to their opponent(s) that it usually goes in their favor because they done the right things long enough to create luck or blessing. This is true in life as well. Lastly, one can create a better life if one practices being grateful for having the courage, work ethic, talent, and the blessings that it takes to make it in this life.

I love you all.

Advertisements

An M.L.K., jr. quote on Martin Luther King, jr. day.

mlkj-i-have-a-dream

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness , only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

–Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Government Shutdown

statue of liberty

My blog post on Immigration spoke about the migrant “crisis” at our southern border. In it I discussed walls.

But now, DT has shut down the government because he wants his stupid wall built instead of simply reducing the size of government and ceasing to give away freebies to everyone.

It is interesting to think that the longer the shutdown continues that DT might have inadvertently signaled to the public that the government isn’t necessary and most of the time causes many more problems than it fixes. This is self-evident to many already. (Of course people will say this is Trump’s playing of 4-D chess, but I tend to think he is mumbling along like so many other modern politicians)

There is an online article entitled, “With the Government Shutdown, People Will Have to Start Interfering in Their Own Lives.”

How apropos.

 

Vilified and Vindicated

Those of us who walk outside of the mainstream and try to change the system by fighting the good fight are vilified in our day, but history will vindicate us.

Those of us who walk outside of the mainstream and try to change the system by fighting the good fight are vilified in our day, but history will vindicate us.

 

30 Ways to Improve Your Blog

New Lune

I would recommend to constantly improve your blog in any ways you can which will be beneficial in the long run. I thought I’d share with you 30 ways to improve your blog so if you’re interested, keep reading!

Je recommanderais d’améliorer constamment votre blog de toutes les manières possibles, ce qui serait bénéfique à long terme. Je pensais partager avec vous 30 façons d’améliorer votre blog, alors si vous êtes intéressé, continuez à lire!

Related: The Best Blogging Resources & Tools

ABOUT PAGE

Your about page is one of the most important pages in your blog, that’s why it’s really essential that you update it once in a while. This is something I’m guilty of but I’d recommend to update it every 6 months or every year.

Votre page à propos est l’une des pages les plus importantes de votre blog, c’est pourquoi il est essentiel de la mettre…

View original post 1,972 more words