It’s amazing how long it took me to actually start writing and submitting articles for publications.
I knew all the reasons for writing articles, but still bulked
at the idea of writing my own articles. Who would want to
hear my feeble ramblings?
I kept placing my ads and sending out my newsletter and generally
stayed in my comfortable rut. I was on the slow boat to China.
Then one day I got sick and had to spend a week in the hospital.
The doctors told me I couldn’t work for at least a year.
I guess I was like the stubborn mule on the farm. The only
way to get his attention is to hit him on the side of the
head with a two by four.
Well I’d just been hit and it was time for this mule to either
pack it in or break down my mental barriers.
I started by writing articles for my newsletter. I still
wasn’t ready to start submitting them. I guess the lick to
the head wasn’t hard enough.
Low and behold some of my readers started sending in positive
feedback. Wow! That was a rush I hadn’t counted on.
I started stepping up the pace. Maybe somebody would read
my ramblings. Then I started getting requests from readers
who wanted to share them. I hadn’t counted on this either.
If my readers liked the articles, maybe I should start submitting
them to other publishers. The old mule was starting to pull
Was it worth the effort?
No matter how much I read about the benefits of writing articles,
there were some I hadn’t counted on. I wish I was double jointed,
I’d kick myself in the bottom for waiting so long.
Every time I receive a positive email from someone who’s
enjoyed something I wrote, I feel as good as I felt when I
received my initial feedback from a few of my readers.
There are so many positive, unexpected changes taking place
that I count my blessings, that I was forced to step out of
my comfort zone.
Napoleon Hill was right when he said that, “Every adversity
brings with it the seeds of an equal or greater benefit.”
So please, don’t be like this old mule and wait to be hit
by a two by four to start taking advantage of the power of
If this dummy can do it, I know you can!!
Wishing You Success,
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