How To Get Away From Your Thoughts In Less Than An Minute

With a simple shift in the perspective of your mind, we discover that it becomes more easy to get out of the rut of negative thinking than the other way around.

It has been over a year since my last post, and I finally finished a chapter in a second book. Not only have I gotten through my chapters with relative ease, but my writing style has improved tremendously as well. Here’s what I had to say before:

What I’d say now:

What I wouldn’t say (if I kept this up): I could write two books! I have been writing short stories every few months for a while now, and have made progress with each one. I have two stories in the third book already finished . . . two chapters total . . . five more to go. Here’s what a short story has to offer: a good idea . . . an atmosphere . . . a few thoughts . . . a short sentence . . . a cliffhanger . . . a little “spunk” . . . no need to repeat anything . . . it doesn’t have to be anything profound, but it will be a piece of a bigger story, and the better it is, the more impact it has. I have also had a lot of success getting my clients to get off of their “writing blocks” if they just give me a few seconds to talk with them . . . it makes the process so much easier. A big part of the problem is that most people won’t listen to me. I don’t write to make anybody happy, I write to let myself be happy.

A great piece of advice here would be to actually listen to somebody who is writing. Most people don’t get to hear you.

There is a great movie starring Robert Redford called the “Good Will Hunting” (which is actually not a bad idea either). The movie is about a man who discovers he has an extra brain, that nobody thought he had. The part that got me thinking about this is a scene where the brain-man is doing his daily practice of writing poems. One of the guys in the group wants to join the group, but can’t afford to (which is really a bit sad) . . . so he decides he won’t do his exercise as a way of getting some free time. Then, he has an inspiration:

“I don’t have anything to be afraid of except fear itself-I don’t have any fear to practice today. Just let the poem pass through you.”

You might be able to say, “I won’t try that,” but if you actually give yourself that chance, you are going to find that it doesn’t matter.

If you get something you want, you will have the courage to make that thing happen, not because it’s good for you, but because it’s good for them..

There’s nothing more exciting than making a promise to yourself. And it’s not about having a great idea, but about having a great idea that you think would make things better for someone else. It would be something nice they don’t have because they never get the chance to have it because of a lack of courage. If things didn’t happen because people weren’t brave enough to want what you want, how would we ever even do it?

There are a number of people who would agree.

What I would say now:

What I wouldn’t say (if I kept this up): It feels nice to write something . . . it would be nice to write a short story . . . I’m happy writing . . . there are moments when I feel like I’m making progress without trying . . . I know what happens when I don’t practice . . . I know when I’m doing anything is just temporary. If I feel like I’m making progress, I want to keep going . . . if I feel like I’m doing the wrong thing, I want to change it . . . when my brain is feeling sluggish, I want to switch to something else . . . I want to feel like I’m having fun . . . I like doing my writing . . . there are times when I don’t even want to write . . . I don’t want to get better . . . I’m happy writing . . . there are times where I make things even worse for someone else . . . sometimes, I feel like I’m not writing at all . . . it’s just not that fun . . . every once in a while, I don’t even want to move on with whatever I might be working on . . . sometimes I don’t even WANT to work . . . the only reason I stick with this kind of thing is all of the above . . .