Welcome to the Life List Clubs bi-weekly blog fest. If you aren’t familiar with the Life List Club you can find out about it on the tab up on my header (or click the link). Today, I am guest posting over at Lyn Midnight’s site (aka Violeta Nedkova) on Goals & Gremlins.
I am pleased to have the fantastically upbeat and talented Jennie Bennett guest posting here today. Jennie’s website, A Book, A Girl, A Journey is a fun combination of writing, books and life. Welcome Jennie! Take it away.
Nothing is Impossible
At first I laughed. The mental image of chocolately brown goodness sliding down bark while someone is working furiously to keep it in place, would make anyone smile. The only thing is, that night, the comment didn’t sit well with me.
I was really struggling with my work in progress. I was feeling as if it was impossible to succeed. It was one of those moments where you get caught up in the figures and lose sight of why you even sat down to write in the first place.
If I believed in my friends statement, I would be yielding to the belief that there are things you cannot accomplish.
That’s when it donned on me, you can’t staple pudding to a tree, but you could put that pudding in a bag, and that bag will hold just fine to any trunk.
My response came easy then, “Anything is possible when you look for the right solution.”
When it comes to goals, maybe we shouldn’t say things like “I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go to Harry Potter world in Florida” Which is, admittedly, something on my life list. Instead we should maybe say, do I really need that, or do I want to go to Harry Potter world?
Let’s take another example, one that’s applicable to writing. “I don’t think I have time to edit more than 10 pages a day.” What could be a solution to this? How about “Instead of sleeping, I think I’ll edit 100 pages a day”
Okay, so that’s a little extreme, but the point is, sometimes we have to sacrifice for our goals. If we really want to achieve something, the solution is within our grasp.
Her current work in progress is a YA fantasy about a girl with special gifts who is trying to save her world from the hierarchical society that rules it.
I encourage you to comment and let us know what you think before heading over to see my guest post on Violeta’s blog. There are twelve of us traveling around today and we’d love to have you join us. Just follow the link trail from site to site or use my Life List Club blog roll on the side column.