According to writer Joseph Epstein, “81 percent of Americans feel that they have a book in them — and should write it.”
If you look at the number of published books every year, you’ll see that less than 1% do it.
I think almost everyone who does not have to worry about food on the table, and a roof over the head want to write a book.
Like most of us want to be richer, fitter or happier.
We start at wishing and wanting and end there only.
If doing something was tough then the millions of others without superpowers won’t have done it.
Then why are we not able to do what we want to?
This happens because most of us are not self-disciplined enough to schedule the time and do whatever it takes to do it.
You may be self-disciplined in one area of life, the part which you are really passionate about, and not in others.
But life is a sum of parts and to be happy, healthy and content, you need to be doing fine in all those parts.
That’s why for parts which are not a core of your life at the moment but still important enough, stop relying too much on yourself.
Get outside help, a coach to guide you or keep you accountable or a community where the energy elevates you.
If you can’t get yourself to do yoga on your own, either invite a yoga teacher at home or go to a group class so that you have the group’s energy to motivate you
Think of areas in your life where you may be relying too much on yourself?
What is it – health, physical or mental, personal finance, career growth, business growth, following your passion – like becoming an artist, filmmaker or an author, or something else?