Photo Credit: Austin Neill,

I was reminded recently of the importance of being and doing your best.

How do you define being and doing your best? What steps do you take to discover the best in you?

Alia Bhatt says, “whatever you do, do with determination. You have one life to live; do your work with passion and give your best. Whether you want to be a chef, doctor, actor, or a mother, be passionate to get the best result.”

In the summer of 2015, my son left home to start law school. My husband and I traveled with Alex for 22 hours from Reno, Nevada to the final destination of Omaha, Nebraska.

Alex was a scared, unsure, young man, uncertain about his future. However, he was quite willing to give it his best effort.

Three years later, Alex graduated from law school, succeeding because he gave it his best effort. He no longer was unsure or uncertain of his talents and capabilities. He’d grown into a confident young man determined to make good on the life he’d been given.

In order to achieve anything in life and get to that “I made it” feeling, it all requires diligence and determination. Being an effective writer involves the same kind of persistence and resolve.

Are you determined to make a difference in the lives of others? Feeling this way from the time I understood cognitive thinking, I realized that words are powerful, and putting them together for others to consume is a mighty endeavor. However, the positive impact you produce is both fulfilling and gratifying.

You can sit down to write and your ideas can fall flat or they can skyrocket.

Doing your best? What does that look like?

One of my favorite authors, Zig Ziglar, once said,

“you were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”

Your brain can be a formidable ally if you allow it to support you in believing you can rise to the top of the mountain. When you realize the way you think about yourself–especially if your focus is on doubting what you lack– it’ll only create disconnection from yourself and initiate a burden.

With this attitude, it makes it close to impossible to climb the mountain and write from your heart. The great work you dream of bringing into the light remains somewhere in limbo instead.

Your writing will come and flow beautifully when you choose to let it appear.

Find the moments where you create your own space within you. Presence and peace are possible when you permit it to show up.

Center yourself, breathing deeply in and out.

Silence the chatter that stops your creativity and open the mind to a fearless place where you can only move forward into the light of a positive result.

Here’s your invitation: Can you accept where you are this very moment? If it isn’t where you want to be, can you make a shift to a more positive mindset? There’s something about making this move from a space that doesn’t serve you to a space that opens up wonderful possibilities!

A positive mindset opens the door to better writing. Join me and let me know how this week ’s invitation lands with you. Comment below or send me your thoughts at [email protected]  #WritingMadeEasy

Photo Credit: Austin Neill,