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COURAGE – Motivational/Inspirational Poem By Sandra Bellamy

Courage from fear.

Courage

Persistence, Patience and Inner Power!

Writing is the love of my life.

I have to confess, writing itself, brings me inner peace, such happiness, joy, and contentment, that I do not experience from anything else I regularly do. Nothing compares to the feeling. If only writing books was that simple. But as a self- published Author of non-fiction, loads of other things have to be factored into the equation besides the writing itself:

  • Research.
  • Interviewing – for this Asexual Perspectives book.
  • Asking your intervieews more questions in view of their responses. This can mean a lot of back and forth emailing.
  • Typing your handwritten book up, and your interviewee answers, or using copy and paste and re-formatting the text to fit your own font and type size.
  • Editing your intervieews grammar, spelling and punctuation, enough so that it is legible, but still kept authentic and in their own voice.
  • Editing your own writing for the book multiple times, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Proofreading, and again, and again, and again – and even more than that.
  • Getting someone else to proof read it for you.
  • Incorporating their interviews into the book so they blend in with your own part and emphasise what you are saying in their own, natural way.
  • Writing the back matter and front matter.
  • Creating a TOC.
  • Getting a list of further resources together – where appropriate.
  • Fomatting the book correction.
  • Typsetting the book correctly.
  • Correct pagination.
  • Book cover design for Kindle and Createspace – with a blurb!
  • Hiring the right designers, proofreaders and editors, if you can’t do that yourself.
  • Purchasing ISBNs, if you want to use your own!!

And anything else I may have forgotten to mention.

So you can see that a love and passion for writing, has to be an almost obsession, to be able to give you the patience, determination and persistence, to pull off publishing your own book! You need to use your inner power to believe you will get it done, no matter what! Don’t over think it, just do it!

Can You Be More Courageous This Year?

So it is already June and time to take stock of how your year has gone so far. If you have not done as much as you wished you had, or made as much progress as you feel you should have done, maybe it is because you have not been courageous enough and got out of your comfort zone and reached for the stars. Maybe it is because you set your sights too small and need to move the needle to the bigger game. Watch this awesome video from personal development expert Brendon Burchard, and find out how you can be more courageous in 2017, to get more from life.

Quit Saying Try – And Super Jump Your Success!

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So many people say they will try this or they will try that, but how many people take any action to achieve it? Be a lateral black and white thinker, and go all in! If you are going to put your time and energy into something, then you may as well make the effort to do the best job possible of it.

Worse case scenario is you learn some stuff because of it. Best case scenario is unlimited. You flourish, you fly, and the world is your oyster!! Either way it will be a success because you will have learned, developed, and grown yourself! And in much quicker time, than had you stagnated in the moment through doubt, worry, and fear! And this is how you super jump your success!!

Greatness Demands Great Courage!!

 

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We only get one life. We can chose to live it as an ‘ordinary’ person, doing what ‘ordinary’ people do. Or we can choose a different path. We can choose to be extraordinary. But … most people won’t. Because it is not easy. It is hard. It is challenging and that can be terrifying. Some people will mock you, some people will leave you, some people will insult you, some people will say nasty things to you … But some people will follow you. Some people will listen to you and be lead by you. Some people will see how brave you are and want to be brave right back, because you inspired them to be, more than they had hoped for themselves. More than they could have ever dreamed of being, and more than they could have ever wished for. Their life changed, because one day, you changed your own, and that in turn had a knock on effect.

See, when we are negative, it can spread like a disease. But when we are positive, that can spread love and light to others. It can reach out a hand and offer them the eternal flame of light in which to see. And once that flame of light touches their soul, they cannot look back, they have to keep moving forward, with every breath in their body and every thought in their life. Because when you take courage to be great, to be better than your current circumstances dictate, your state has made that revolutionary change, that means you cannot change back. You can no longer be ordinary, because your mind has been broken and freed from that emotional state that only lets you see what is in front of you, and never what may be. Never those possibilities, that only someone with more than just the face of this earth, can unearth. You have finally come alive and woken up to you. Now there is nothing more you can do, but to explore this world, this new light and let it into your life and light up your world. You were born for greatness and don’t ever forget that! Ever again! You can’t, you won’t, because now you have been touched by that which you did not know, but now you do!!

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