There are so many myths and justifications out there that refusing to follow through, especially after an initial setback, can feel easy or even good.
The truth is that self-defeating beliefs have to be torn out by the roots, no matter how comforting these ideas might be.
Let’s look at some:
You wrote a book. A complete 350 page manuscript. In your mind, it’s the cat’s pajamas. You show your immediate friends and family and they pat you on the back and say “Good job, tiger! That’s quite an achievement!”
You send it off to a publisher and…
So far, I have talked about the sexiest things in the world: hard work, discipline, and daily practice.
But why bother with all of the hassle and headache? Why light the candle in the first place, much less risk burning out?
There is only one answer:
One of the things that used to annoy me a great deal is when I would find a talented person whose personality I liked and I’d invite him/her to work on an interesting project with me
– and s/he flakes out.
The flake-out takes many forms. Here are three of my favorites: Continue reading
One of my favorite things lately has been listening to my friends talk about their ideas and goals. If I can, I give them advice and I enjoy brainstorming about whatever ideas come up.
On Saturday, my friend Clodel called me up and we went for a walk in the park near my Brooklyn apartment. He’s developing a product and I asked him about it. He told me that he’s reaching out to engineers to help him build a prototype and a factory to help him produce it. Enthused, I asked him if he had thought about blogging; he’s a smart guy with a unique perspective and I think the way his mind works could inspire a lot of people.
You might be thinking “There are a million blogs. Why should I care?”
Because this blog is about YOU.
I’m opening with an outline of exactly how to make your dreams come to life. And I’m putting my money where my mouth is by detailing my own steps from launching a tiny, worthless company and inviting you to watch me build it into a multi-billion dollar empire.
But I’ll tickle you with predictions later. Right now, I’m going to give you an outline – a formula — for making your dreams come true.
Every step in this magic formula will be fleshed out in future entries.