TSLS 0025 - The real reason writers write
Being a writer isn’t a choice...it’s a destiny.
You can choose to ignore it if you want to.
You can choose not to pick up the pen today, and slob out on the sofa instead - but there’s only so many days you can evade your purpose without starting to feel like a huge epic failure, and that’s a fact.
There are hundred of glorious aspects of being a writer - but there will also be a lot of times where you'll wish it was easier. So, if you’ve ever looked at your manuscript and thought to yourself:
“Why couldn’t I have had an easier lot in life? Why did The Universe hand this purpose down to me?”
Here’s the groundbreaking revelation you need to understand:
@@Your life's purpose is not about you.@@
You weren’t given a purpose in life for your benefit - it was given to you so you can benefit the world. You have a duty to fulfil, and only in fulfilling it will you find your rewards.
Instead of thinking about how hard and unfair it is, think about how many reader's lives you'll touch. Think about how many people will smile as a result of your words, and how many people will be inspired by you throughout your career.
If you decided not to bring your stories into being, no one else in this world would. No one else could.
And that’s a wonderful reason to stick at it.