Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tip for the Day... The Power of Negative Thinking
Some days I am sure you just want to give up. Right? The task of writing and you as a writer somehow manages to feel attacked by those negative thoughts. What do you do at times like these? You look for words of wisdom, some advice that will cure your insecurities and make you that great author you've always aspired to be. You look in many places... including where you are right now! I'm telling you to stop it. You won't find the magical cure there or here. Not for this. Not to convince you that you can write. You need to stop looking everywhere else and get back inside your head. Yep. It's all there, right inside of you. Inside your mind. Your inner thoughts. It's all a mindset, whether you write or not. As Henry Ford said, "If a man thinks he can or cannot perform a task, he's right." So, before you pick up that pen or put fingers to keyboard, conjure up that positive mental image: you are a writer, you are a great writer, and if you can become a better writer you will do it. Okay, now I'm done preaching. What are your thoughts? Is your confidence up to par? Do you feel invaded by negative thoughts? What do you do that helps? Share your thoughts and suggestions.