So, I forget who said it, but they were very wise beyond their years. The sentiment was “Write One Crappy Page a Day” when writing your book. Mainly because the biggest impediment to writing is actually doing the deed of writing. The biggest thing stopping you from doing a youtube channel is making videos. The biggest thing stopping you from becoming the next Paul McCartney is writing songs. I’m coming out of one of the most challenging points of my life and really starting to look at making plans for action in a world of ideas. Coming up with ideas is not hard for me at all. I have this great idea for a play, filmscript, youtube channel or book that I’m dying to tell you all about and let you know that I’m “WRITING” it, when I’m really just talking about it. It really comes down to planning. What’s the plan, Stan? Well, the plan has been to be perpetually writing these stories that kick around in my head on a continuous loop hoping that one day I will exercise them and put them to a page. I think about all the things that people will be saying about the thing I’m going to write, and how great it will be. Almost like I’m having the success before actually making the thing that I would be successful for. It’s a weird thing. I’ve always been this way. Chalk it up to Type A personality, chalk it up to not being a very good planner. But as Pablo Picasso said, “Our goals can only be reached through the vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”
When opportunity comes a knocking, what did you do last week to get ready for it? What story have you yet to write. There are a thousand great stories in the graveyard that were never told and a thousand missed opportunities for those who do not take a shot. So basically, I’m gonna start more planning and less dreaming. Hopefully this will be the beginning of that.
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