A Good One This Week…
I find a pithy comment of the week every week to add into the videos in the Motivational Monday class. This Monday is the 5th week of the second quarter. If you sign up for the entire year, you get all the ones from the first three months in the first quarter, plus the five so far this quarter. Plus all the rest coming in this year.
But this week I wanted to share the quote from Ingrid Bergman out wider, which I thought applied to writing and publishing spot on the money. And from a direction most writers don’t come from.
Basically, what I hear from a lot of writers is how bad things are going, what they have missed, where they fell off the challenge, and so on and so on. (Writers are expert whiners about things they have screwed up.)
Just like rewriting a manuscript, that negative point of view is you basically standing with your back to the future and focusing on something, or complaining about something that happened in the past. A totally pointless exercise.
Sorry. You just can’t do anything about the past.
But if you turn around and face forward, it is amazing what you can accomplish in the future.
So the quote from Ingrid Bergman that fits this perfectly is:
“Happiness is good health and a bad memory.”
Might want to tape that on the wall over your computer and then look forward to what you can do today and tomorrow.