“No one is ready for a thing until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish.”
I’m amazed how much my perspective changes when I really think about those two little sentences. The words completely turn around my thinking. If I make my writing as solid as possible and work hard to craft a compelling narrative, then I should believe that my writing will find a wider audience. I no longer have to turn a blind eye and hope and wish that people will want to read my writing.
That mantra works for everything, no matter what you do. It applies to writing, of course, but also to any creative or business endeavor.
If you have a spiritual foundation, then you believe God has a plan for you. You don’t just hope for that or wish it.
Let me know what you’re going to start to believe in.