The secret of getting ahead is getting started. You cannot win the race if you stand on the sideline and do not enter it. You don’t have to be fast you just have to be resilient and consistent. Everyday do something that can take you a little closer to achieving your goal.
I believe in each of us lies the power to change our lives. Often the outcome depends on the decisions we make. I give you an example.
Two individuals can grow up in the same household, subjected to the same environment, One pursue a path that leads to success while the other leads a mediocre life. Why is this so? It was the decisions that they both made for their lives. One was determined to rise above his circumstances while the other was contented to accept his fate. The power to move from where you are to where you want to be lies within you, you just have to want it bad enough. You see the change you wish to see in life begins with you.
Success is Possible
Many people fail to achieve success, not because they didn’t have a dream, but because they didn’t have a plan on how to make that dream come true. Know what you want then form a plan and execute it. Action is necessary to achieve success!
Which Should You Choose
Many new writers are often unclear on how to go about publishing their books. Getting Traditional publishers to take them seriously is an arduous process, which often end up in rejection letters. Some chose to go the self-publishing route; some get published by vanity publishers.
So, what you might ask is the difference between Self-Publishing and Vanity-Publishing?
In self-publish you have full control of your work. You are responsible for doing everything yourself. It is up to you to ensure your book is properly edited and you have a good cover that will catch the eyes of readers. You know all the cost involved and you know how your money is spent.
Vanity publishers can be tricky. They will give you a glowing review about your book, shower you with praise and give you false hope about making you a best seller. All this however comes at a price. The problem is once you pay up front, there is no guarantee you will make your money back. Vanity publishers are not interested in promoting or selling your book. They have already gotten paid so the rest is up to you.
Another thing I must make clear. If you decide to go the self-publish route you do not need to pay someone to do so for you. Uploading your manuscript to Amazon or other publishing website is quite easy. Instead invest your money in a good editor who will help to shape your work.
Be careful of the things you tell yourself. Sometimes people become what they tell themselves they are. Always think positive thoughts about yourself. I Am, are two powerful words, speak them into being. Tell yourself each morning before you leave home: I am worthy, I am successful, I am important, I am loved, I am a wonderful creation of God, I am a masterpiece. I am in control of my destiny. I am going to have a great day.