Every writer, though he may not be a sports fan, a Yankee fan, or an AFLAC duck fan should take note of what the legendary Yogi Berra said about successfully fielding baseballs:
“To catch the ball, you must WANT to catch the ball!"
This seems obvious, as so many Yogi-isms do, but there’s great wisdom in it, even for writers that don’t know their catching hands from their throwing hands.
How can you write well, and how can you be as productive as possible?
It all boils down to a matter of DESIRE.
Recently, I read a piece by a guy that has posted thousands of Ezine articles, and he said it’s easy to do the same if you merely bang out 15 or 16 per day, as he has done.
But he got it wrong.
The math adds up, but the motivation doesn’t.
He hasn’t written thousands of articles by accident.
First and foremost he WANTED to write that many, and this desire has been strong enough to keep him hard at the task for some 18 months.
Underneath that want is something even stronger, of course.
He wants recognition, honors, esteem, and top ranking in the record books.
Maybe Guinness tracks these things; who knows?
But the key to being a writer is DESIRE.
Forget what you’ve read about writer’s block, that malady that precludes people from putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboards.
People aren’t blocked because they’re afraid. They just don’t want the outcome badly enough.
Work on your desire, and everything else will fall into place!
Dr. Gary S. Goodman is the best-selling author of 12 books, over 700 articles, and the creator of numerous audio and video training programs, including “The Law of Large Numbers: How To Make Success Inevitable, " published by Nightingale-Conant-a favorite among salespeople and entrepreneurs. For information about booking Gary to speak at your next sales, customer service or management meeting, conference or convention, please address your inquiry to: firstname.lastname@example.org .