Let’s start with something simple.
Like…the Law of Attraction. That’s easy, right? You know…The Secret? If you aren’t familiar with the concept, it is the idea that you attract to your life whatever you think about. That you get what you give. A kind of daily karma, if you will, as determined by your hopes and fears.
The main challenge is to stay constant in your dreams and believe that they can come true.
It sounds crazy, right?
Well, here is my dream: I want to be a writer. A writer of novels, non-fiction, investigative articles, screenplays, poetry, interviews, and any other kind of writing I feel like doing. I also want to help other people be writers. And I want to do this every day. I recently had a wake-up call from a friend of mine. Life is too short to spend it doing anything other than pursuing your own vocation. Mine is writing.
Hence: This website.
I know it is Day One, but it’s never too early to start.
For my first exercise, and yours, if you like, write down a list of all the things you want to accomplish when you start living the life of your dreams. Just let the dreams fly. And if you have pictures of where you want to live, and where you want to travel to with the proceeds of your first big success, and what you’ll do for fun when you aren’t writing…cut ’em out and paste ’em down on your list. And when you are done, put that list somewhere you will see it everyday.
And then. Start writing.