Don’t allow negative thoughts to enter your mind.
Think about what you want…think about it ALL the time. Send yourself positive messages of healing, love, accomplishment, family, financial success, or anything your heart desires.
It’s the little things that can add up…don’t waste a single moment in despair, aggravation, worry or any other negative emotion.
Take a deep breath and keep going.
How you deal with whatever complication you encounter is completely up to you. One day that what you thought was a hellish nightmare might not have been so bad after all. It’s possible you will look back in time and remember the hard days as the “good times”. Certainly not everything, but many…
Don’t allow a single second of doubt keep you from your goals. Be specific about what it is you want. Make certain everyone in your life is as invested in your goals as you are. And be loyal to the goals of others in your life.
Is there a douche bag in your life making you unhappy or distracting you from staying positive? Distance yourself.
Life is too precious to waste!
Even if that douche bag is a related to you… It can happen. Even those who are supposed to love us the most can be negative millstones around our neck, dragging us down.
What prompted this post? I’ve been listening to the negative crap on Facebook. And I’ve been enjoying the positive posts on Facebook…where I saw a fellow writer post the simple phrase NEVER GIVE UP!
My goals are easy…primary goal…be HAPPY and secondary…get all those many, many books back up again. So far the chemo hasn’t been so bad this time…now if I could just get over my perfectionist tendencies! I’m hoping to have my first book loaded this week. But I won’t be unhappy if it doesn’t happen.
I wrote this post on Oct, 5th 2013 and hardly a day goes by that someone doesn’t look at it. I guess I’m not the only one who sees how empowering it is to NEVER GIVE UP! I’m smiling as I’m writing this…
One of the best friends in life is my critique partner and fellow writer Tina Gerow. She’s had her feet held to the fire along side me. For the last three years we’ve battled side-by-side with critical illness. Both of us have enough unpaid medical bills to wall paper a room, or maybe several rooms. We do the best we can with what we have…and we keep writing. Both of us are ever hopeful that one day we’ll have a book catch fire with the readers.
P.S My sense of immediacy when I wrote this was another bad diagnosis…just when I didn’t think it could get any worse. So I was in a rush to get my books back out while I was still able.
Post Script on Feb 20th: This was written FIVE months after I wrote this original post:
I’ve had 9 views on this post just today and it’s early afternoon. I finally got that first book published and now I’m on #6. CACTUS CREEK COWBOY is the latest. On Facebook today, a New York Times Bestseller, Jennifer Ashley recommended it to her readers. That really rocks!
I’m hanging on with the chemo…same treatments that I spoke about in October. Thanks for stopping by…
Since October I’ve published five 99¢ books…yep, 99¢ is not paying those bills yet. But I’ll NEVER GIVE UP!
Now here it is April 20th 2014 and My Cactus Creek Cowboys are still on the bestselling list at AMAZON, 10 weeks after the first one came out and 6 weeks after the second one…and the reviews are coming in positive! NEVER GIVE UP!