“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”
- Vince Lombardi
I recently attended a conference through the Institute for Brain Potential where a compelling argument was made that “will power” is in fact, a false belief, and we either convince ourselves that we will be successful or we won’t.
Over the course of eight plus hours, the instructor and man of staid convictions who also had achieved dual doctorate status in pharmacology and psychology convinced me, he was absolutely correct. Or maybe not.
You either want it or you don’t.
It’s fairly simple and has little to do with will, and more to do with positive thinking, planning and hard work.
If you want it, use the time available to you and invest it in your writing.
If you believe you can accomplish something, like finishing the book, write yourself a note and look at it every day. Believe you can do it, sit down to do it, and it will happen.
Since we all get the same twenty four hours every day, plan ahead and set aside the time for writing, what you want to invest and then, invest it. After all, you’re investing in yourself and your dream.
Do all of these things with regularity and you can
easily accomplish a first draft.
Notice how I revised that statement? You should plan for revisions, too. Usually more than one round.
Maybe those guys with all the fancy degrees at the Institute don’t know how much we want to be writers? Oh, that’s right, we are writers!