Tuesday, October 4, 2011

You Can Because You're Able

[caption id="attachment_2015" align="aligncenter" width="294" caption="Photo © Ahmet Ihsan Ariturk"][/caption]

In life, we all strive for something. When we're young, we can't wait to graduate from high school. Next, we look forward to a career. After that, we want to get married, have children, and the list goes on.

Sometimes, our goal is big. It's grand. Other times, it's small. It's nothing. It could be writing a novel, or it could be mowing your lawn.

One thing is certain, no matter how big or small the goal is, you will meet with opposition. It could be an excuse you make up to not do something, it could be others holding you back. Whatever it is, if you don't fight the resistance, you lose. It will come up and bite you in the hind like a lion chasing down a zebra. You'll never finish that book and you'll never mow your lawn.

This means you need to find an inner strength. An ability you failed to realized you possessed. You have to let it come to the fore and fight the opposition. This ability has to help you reach your goal. It has to move you forward. In every case, your ability is stronger than the opposition. Your ability can win. It is only when you start believing your ability is weaker than the resistance that you fail. This is because you believe a lie. You believe the resistance is more powerful.

Never give in to this line of thinking. There's a saying from the movie Back To The Future,  and it has stayed with me my entire life since I heard it as a child.

"If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything."

That statement is so true, and perhaps you have experienced it yourself. Maybe you haven't though. Maybe you've only seen what you strived for has failed. Ask yourself, "Did it fail because I didn't try? Because I gave into the resistance? Or did it fail because, despite my hardest efforts, it simply failed?"

The way to know is to try. Everything in life has its ups and downs. Whatever comes at you, remember the above. It will help you greatly! Even when you fail, your ability will help you bounce back to try again and move forward. That's how you win.

On that note, the final word in the title of my novel needs to be revealed, and it is below. My next post will reveal the cover for the book. So stay tuned for that. Currently, this is what I have revealed in regards to the title:

Fram Gage and The Infinite A.

Now, I'm guessing you read everything above. You probably figured out what the 'A' stands for. If not, here it is. The 'A' stands for Ability.