Chances are you’ve seen this inspiring quote from H. Thurman, “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive ; then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
What makes you come alive? What puts the light on in your eyes?
One of the things that does it for me is … writing.
Tennis player Pete Sampras was asked what it was like winning his first U.S. Open. He said, “No matter what else happens the rest of my life; I’ll always be a U.S. Open champ.”
That’s one of the many benefits of writing. It is so TANGIBLY, ENDURINGLY REWARDING.
Many things are fleeting. Quality books are not.
Yes, writing a quality book is a front-loaded project.
You pour your heart, mind, soul … and plenty of what Bryce Courtenay called “bum glue” … into writing a quality book.
But it will still be out in the world, years later, making a positive difference for others and a propserous living for you.
I am just re-experiencing this glorious phenomenon,
We’ve just released a new e-version of Tongue Fu!® … which was first published (ahem) 16 years ago! http://www.amazon.com/Tongue-Better-Anytime-Anywhere-ebook/dp/B00APRX4FG/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357067747&sr=1-1&keywords=tongue+fu+-+get+along+with+anyone%2C+anytime
How satisfying it is to know this book is still positively influencing people around the globe. I’ve welcomed this opportunity to update the content and include examples of cyber-bullying, internet gossip and what to do when someone’s texting at dinner.
What’s this mean for you? It’s the beginning of a new year. You have a fresh start opportunity to do what makes you come alive.
If that is writing, then resolve to put pen to paper or fingers to keys today. It’s time to get your experience, expertise and epiphanies out of your head and into the world.
I promise. You will never regret writing – you will only regreat not writing when you had the chance.