I’m returning to several creative endeavors, including this blog, after writing/co-writing two books in just under two months. It was a ridiculous endeavor to have undertaken, when viewed from the outside, but it was something that I did to set the tone for the year.
A lot of folks talk about wanting to become something more than they are at the onset of a another new year, and tell themselves and the people in their sphere of influence, “This year, it’s going to be different, I’m gonna <insert stereotypical resolution here>.”
The problem is, they merely say it, and give it a half-hearted go for a couple-few weeks and then go back to the same old bullshit. Then they wonder why their lives are not all that they had hoped for them to be, and begin to look around them for people to blame.
Yes, I realize that this is a played out theme, but I wanted to set the tone for the difference between a doer and a wisher. The reason this theme is so played out is because the underlying divisions never die.
Doers are the people who take responsibility for their circumstances and act in a manner that allows them to influence their lives in the direction they want to head.
They realize that even if things outside of their control influence their lives, the things within their influence are what make all the difference. You see a doer imagines a world that doesn’t yet exist, and sets about building it.
A doer doesn’t look for problems to blame on other people as an excuse for why they aren’t where they want to be, they look for problems to solve to move them closer to where they want to be.
Conversely, a wisher imagines a world that doesn’t exist, and gets upset over the fact that reality doesn’t math their vision. Then they look for people to blame reality on to help them silence the conscience within them that tells them they are wrong when they begin to try and steal the rewards earned by the efforts of the doers.
A wisher denies the conditions of reality, and complains and whinges at the unfairness of life, and tries everything that they can to avoid putting forth the effort required to actually make meaningful changes in their lives.
It should be noted, for reality’s sake, that even if you do everything right and put forth maximum effort and wisdom, yes even if you act in a perfect manner, you may not succeed at building the life you’ve envisioned for yourself.
As I stated earlier, there are many forces at play in our lives that are not under our control, but of course we can’t do anything about that. The difference between a life of honor and satisfaction and one of envy and complaints is the effort put forth in managing the forces that can be controlled in one’s life.
So, what does all this have to do with my return to the blog and whatnot? Well, I wrote two books in just under two months because I wanted to prove to myself that I could, and I did. I didn’t make excuses or let myself off the hook because it wasn’t a reasonable task. I didn’t blame the unforeseen obstacles and obstructions that fucked up my timeline.
I did what it took to get it done.
For honesty’s sake, I should say that I went a week over my intended deadline. I had hoped to get it done in six weeks, but even after sleeping 3.5 hours a night on average so that I could stay up writing until I fell asleep at the keys and wake up early to write for 2-3 hours before going to work more than full time.
No excuses, I did what I could but I failed to meet my original goal. What I didn’t do, though, was let the fact that I overestimated my abilities get in the way of the important thing, namely, getting the job done.
I wrote more than 30,000 words in those 7 weeks. Most of you who will read this have not written that amount of words in your life. It’s not a pissing contest, I just want to frame my accomplishment because I’m proud of what I’ve done.
Another reason that I’m proud of what I’ve done is that both of my books were written with the intention of enabling people to take control of their own lives and, if they are willing to put forth the effort, narrow the gap between their dreams and their realities. The cool thing about that is, by writing the books, I’ve done just that in the doing.
Meta as the kids love to say these days.
Now, I’ll bet you’re expecting me to give you a sales pitch for my books now. To go on and on detailing the benefits they can offer and all the awesome stuff inside, and how it’ll be really easy to become really awesome.
I’ll just say that if you buy the books and do what they say your life will be better than it is. I’ll also say that it will require a shitload of work to build the life of your dreams, regardless of the methodology.
Here’s where you can find them:
Uncommon Mentality – How to think like no one else
The 5 Pillars of the Ascendant Mind
They’re both tools of great value, and I’m proud to have my name on them. If you want to advance further on the road to mastery, pick them up and make it happen.
Thanks for reading friends.
Chance Lunceford – Logocentrifugal