A few minutes ago I was thinking about my August goal to sell 10,000 books. And something I kept hearing was the word “try.”
In my head I was hearing myself say, I’m trying to sell 10,000 books this month. I even said that to a few people the other day, that I’m trying to sell 10,000 books this month.
And tonight as I heard the word “try” bouncing around in my head, I realized something: by saying “try” I’ve already failed.
Because there is no try. There’s either make it happen or make it happen. That is the only option.
There’s ZERO point in trying to do anything.
Sure, try something new now and then, but don’t ever try when it comes to your dreams and your purpose as a writer.
If you’re trying to make your writing dreams happen, you’ve already failed. You’ve already doomed yourself to staying stuck, continuing to buy into the BS and giving yourself a Plan B just in case.
If you have a Plan B for your writing life you may as well just go after Plan B right now, because you’ll never have Plan A. Not with that kind of thinking.
You can’t have a backup plan for your dreams.
You either want something and are willing to do what it takes, for as long as it takes, until it takes and then keep going. Or you’re not.
Having a backup plan shows a lack of belief. It says to the Universe that you don’t believe you can have Plan A or you don’t believe that you’ll get Plan A, so you need a fall-back plan.
And when you send that kind of message out to the Universe, what do you think you’ll get back?
Definitely not Plan A. Maybe not even Plan B.
The Universe will send back to you what you’re putting out there. So you can’t try to make something happen. You have to just decide you’re making it happen and that you’re unwilling to accept anything else.
This all begins in your mind.
When you do enough mindset work, you will very easily be able to give yourself new beliefs and accept things as true that you wouldn’t have been able to before.
For years I dreamed of being a best seller on Amazon, but I never allowed myself to really want it or to even say it out loud, because I had no idea how I’d make it happen. So I didn’t even bother to try.
Until this year when I decided that it was finally time. I was finally sick of my bullshit being bigger than my dreams. I set my mind to it: I would be an Amazon best selling author in 2016.
And amazingly, after doing this, it happened only a few short weeks later.
I literally called my best seller status into my reality by finally allowing myself to not only want it, but to actually go after it. Not by “trying” but by believing that it was already a done deal…because I decided that it was.
If you’re reading this right now and you’re resonating with it and realizing that you’ve been “trying” all these years to make your writing dreams happen, now is the time for you to STOP TRYING.
Now is the time for you to DECIDE.
Do you want what you say you want? Do you really, really want it? Are you willing to do whatever it takes, until it takes and then keep going?
Then decide. Decide right now that you WILL have it. There’s no Plan B, no just in case, no more trying.
Decide right now that your dream writing life is yours. And then burn all of your bridges.
It’s ALL IN or get the fuck out.
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