Tip of the Day: have you ever read a book and then thought that there is no way on earth my book is as good as this authors? Well….stop thinking negative, and think of all the wonderful things your book has that the one you are reading doesn’t :)
Due to a lack of TV choices, I’ve been watching a lot of shows on the Ion Network lately. This morning, I happened to catch a show called Positive Living. The show features visits from several life coaches. This particular episode featured Bob Proctor who talked about the law of attraction and how it pertains to our dreams, goals, and attracting people that can help make those happen.
His presentation was very The Secret-esc, but there were two interesting points he made that could be applied for those of us in the writing trenches waiting for success.
First, he mentioned that it order to make your goals happen, you should try to state something positive about what you want to achieve. And then believe it! So instead of just saying, “I’d like to have a book published,” you’d say something along the lines of “I love when people read my book and laugh or get into the characters and I’d love to be able to share that with more people by having my book published.” And repeat it every, single, day!
I guess phrasing it as a positive is supposed to not only give you positive reinforcement for all the good you are doing so far, but encourage you to strive harder for the next step.
Second, he mentioned that the biggest obstacle for people achieving success is that we focus on the “obstacles” themselves when they come up. So instead of focusing on all those rejections from agents, editors, or maybe even a reviewer, try to focus on all the positive instead. Basically, just visualize your successful, while forgetting about all the barriers preventing you from getting there.
I’m all for trying new things and do thing I could use a dose of positive thinking!
--Emily, Miss Querylicious