What’s holding you back from getting all that you want out life? Life is short. It’s easy to get caught up in the mundane daily tasks of life and wonder out loud, “is this all there is?” Today’s parents are overstressed, corporate executives are overworked, and children are simply overscheduled. With a daily calendar filled with “shoulds” and “musts,” it’s no wonder people go through life missing out on their true calling and never doing what they really want to do. When I became a writing coach online, I eliminated the shoulds from my life and the things I simply didn’t want to do anymore. These things had exhausted me, made me irritable, and instead of relaxing at the end of the day, I became anxious when I looked at my calendar filled with all my “shoulds.”
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Figure Out What You Don’t Want To Do And…STOP
When my husband Tom and I went to the Grand Canyon, time changed. I can’t figure out if it stretched, if it shifted, or if it stopped altogether. But I do know that one day melted into the next, and the pressure of time dissolved. Nothing to do, nowhere to go.
All I had to do was eat, drink, and be. After two weeks of floating from day to day, I felt fundamentally changed. I liked finding the wide-open spaces inside me, and I felt the pressure of time only when our trip was coming to a close. I dreaded going back to the calendar and clock that ruled my life.
Somewhere along the way, and I don’t know when, I made a decision. “I don’t want to do anything that I don’t want to do anymore,” I told Tom.
He stared at me, a quizzical look on his face. “Then don’t,” he said.
Then don’t? Could it be that easy? Figure out what I don’t want to do and just stop?
It took no effort at all to make a list of the things I didn’t want to do anymore. The list wasn’t that long, but when I matched it up to my day-to-day activities, I saw that the “don’t like” stuff ruled my calendar—and, therefore, my life. I was spending most of my time doing things I didn’t like! All I had to do was stop doing these things—and that was the challenge. Now I’m not talking about not doing things we don’t like to do that still NEED to get done. I’m referring to those “shoulds” we have on our list because other people have told us we “should” be doing this or that.
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What does my trip to the Grand Canyon have to do with writing a book? You have a book-worthy idea inside you and might think, “I’m not a writer; I can’t do this.” That’s not true. You may not be a professional writer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t become an author. You can do anything you want to do if you get the right help.
You need a writing coach online who can help you take the idea for your book and crystallize your message, plan the contents, write the manuscript, edit it to perfection, and—finally— publish and distribute your book. You need someone to take you the entire distance, so all you have to do is follow along. If you or someone you know is ready to share your story with the world, contact us today so we can help you take the next step!