Monday, September 5, 2011

Wake up and run, or Get up and Write

One day a little boy's father asked him one day:
 "What would you like to be when you grow up?"
"I'd like to be the best footballer," replied the little boy.
So the next day, as early as 5 A.M, his dad came into his room and woke him up. When he checked the time he was surprised that his father would wake him up so early.
"Daddy it's just 5 a.m.," he said,
"No my boy. Last night you said you wanted to be the best footballer. If that's going to happen then you've got to learn to wake up early, jog and train everyday. If you do this until you are eighteen, you'll be the best."
Reluctantly, the boy got up from bed and went to jog with his daddy. But that's not the end of the story. He eventually became the best, and when asked how he did, he said, "I owe it to all my dad."
What does this tell you? It's not enough to make a decision for success; you've got to "wake up and run!" You've chosen to be the best; now do it.

For instance, you may have decided to be the best writer in the world; don't just wait for it to happen. Get up and Write now now. Practice writing at every opportunity, and improve your vocabulary. Before long, you'll be the best writer around. This applies to any field of endeavor; once you've made a decision to be the best, train yourself; put your abilities before you and say, "Now I will manage them till I become the best."

Also avoid distractions. You can't spend several hours of your day watching movies for example and expect to be the best in anything serious. Instead of watching the news from sun up to sun down, make up your mind to make the news.
Train yourself; start reading useful materials and invest in your mind. If you want to be the best writer, GET UP AND W|RITE.

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  1. What a great cover! It sounds like you have learned a lot through your process to get published. I know how tough the whole process is- I am in the middle of it myself. :)

    I found you through Book Blogs and signed up to follow you. When you have a chance- please stop by and follow the blog for my middle grade novel that I am hoping to get published.

    Take care-
    Jess- although I may show up as Fairday, the main character from my novel. I can't figure out why that happens and I can't fix it. :)


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