I am participating in the Great Writers challenge that was started by Jeff Goins. Jeff recently launched his new book, You Are A Writer. It is a fantastic book.
To be a great writer something has to happen inside of you. It is the same thing that has to happen for you to be great at anything. This is true if you want to be great at being a dad, a doctor, a teacher, a professional athlete, a business owner, or whatever it is that you want to be great at.
When do you become great at something? When you say you are. What?
Greatness does not choose you. You have to want to be great.
You have to want to be greater than average.
You have to want to be greater than status quo.
You have to want to be greater than ordinary.
You have to want to be greater than the majority of people who have chosen to not do anything.
To be great, you have to throw yourself out there and risk looking like a fool.
To be great, you have to kick complacency to the curb.
To be great, you have to tell stagnation and laziness that they are no longer welcome in your home.
When most people are watching TV, you are working on becoming great. Why? Because you have taken a step back and looked around and you are not satisfied with the way things are.
You can’t wait on somebody else.
You can’t let somebody else choose to be great for you.
It all starts with you declaring to the world that you are whatever you say that you are.
This declaration of being great laughs in the face of fear. It doesn’t have coffee with people that tell you that you’re not good enough or that you were not cut out for this. It is no longer friends with insecurity.
My declaration is this:
I AM A WRITER!
I AM A HUSBAND
I AM A DAD
I AM A PASTOR
I AM A WRITER!
What do you need to declare? The more you declare it, the more you will believe it.