I’ve been sick with the flu, but we had a nice Christmas. First one we felt like doing something for it, and we were sick. It was quiet aside from coughing spells and we slept most of the time.
I’m back, and I’ve got Resolutions! I watched Tony Robbins ( a motivational speaker) and he said something that’s got me thinking crazy. He said that he was talking to a general who said: If you want to take the Island, burn your boats.
Meaning, there’s no escape route, there’s no retreat. You just go and die trying.
And I thought… I really want to quit my job and go full-time writer. I want to burn my boat, but then I got scared. If I had some money to rely on until I had time to get established this might be okay. I can’t burn my boat, I’ve got my mom living with me…
But if I don’t believe in myself, then I won’t get anywhere either. Surely there’s a happy medium between the two goals? Believe in myself…. don’t burn my boat but don’t rely on it? But then I won’t apply myself as much if I have the safety net.
Ooooh, I wanna do something stupid and just take that leap of faith. I really really do. Someone talk me out of it!
In the meantime, I’ve got this plan in motion.
Write at least an hour a day.. that’s 365 hrs of work… which roughly is 2 weeks.
I won’t be successful at that rate, but it beats what I’m doing now AND chances are I will work longer.
Lose weight: no specific goal here.. just generally get healthier as I get over this Flu
Blog! A least once a week, more if possible.. even if that means scheduling them ahead of time. Maybe an inspirational or positive thought. Something. 🙂
Prep for taking my writing Island.
Even the best Generals had to prep troops, food, water, and etc before acting on it. I am prepping for storming the beach. I need a good editor, maybe an agent… get to a convention. Just get as many tools in my belt as I can get.
I am hopeful for this year.
So what about you? What are some of your traditions? Resolutions? You can share in my comments.
PS. I also got myself a YouTube channel, maybe I’ll go out and shoot a video trailer for Alleys and Broken Dreams? Maybe I’ll post some videos of me and my crazy ideas for books? Or maybe I’ll post something silly. I dunno yet. 🙂
Happy New Year, I hope it brings you all Health, Happiness and success. I hope it’s better than last year but not as good as the next.