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Is your writing a hobby–something you do only for pleasure–or do you seriously write to make a difference?

If you’re a serious writer, do you actively participate to make life better for others?

As a child, I recall something my dad often said to me. He told me that I could do anything if I applied myself. I grew up believing I could move mountains and take possibilities and turn them into realities.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam said,

“Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place–that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have the perseverance to realize the great life.”

With these words, I’m inspired to accomplish great things! By setting personal and professional goals and adding a deep desire to create something of value, I focus to write with a specific impact.

Some people think it’s easier to let other individuals be the sole driver, the conquerors of making an impression, and being the change that makes a difference.

With a positive resolve and the initiative to strive for the best result, one can turn the world on its ear, influencing the winds of change for the betterment of others.

It all begins when you show up. This means being fully present and committed to manifesting the best version of yourself.

What does showing up look like?

There’s a special saying: “the more you give, the more you get.” Spreading what you know allows others to learn from you. As a teacher for many years, I shared and taught what I knew with students as young as pre-school to as old as early adulthood. The goal of the information I shared was always for the advancement of my students.

Choosing to be open to learning something new every day unlocks fresh areas for discussion and writing. Add your objectives with a desire to bring positive awareness to the world and you’ve started something that matters.

Showing up means being yourself and not being afraid to be a leader who deserves to be followed.

It takes courage to show up while stepping out and still being vulnerable.

It’s the same with writing. Show the world your stuff and what you’re made of. Be creative, share what you feel, and write from your heart.

The relationships you create with others can be invaluable. Sitting back and wishing the world will come to you isn’t a good use of your time.

It’s not always easy to break out of your comfort zone. However, taking a leap of faith and believing in your own value and talents is worth the risk.

Taking a chance can be exhilarating and rewarding!

Here’s your writing invitation: Muster your courage and stop waiting for success to come to you. Make a decision to write about something that draws positive attention to you and the talents you should be sharing. Begin the book you’ve always dreamed of writing.

Thanks for your comments. I appreciate your feedback and thoughts. If you’d like to write to me with questions or suggestions, go to [email protected].

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