What do you know and will it hurt you

posted Jun 22, 2017, 4:05 PM by David Alan Binder

What do you know and will it hurt you

When I was 8 years old, we went to a small carnival.  It had the usual rides and kiosks and a few carnival type games to win prizes.  Each of us children had our own money that we had saved for months.

In a child’s eye, this carnival is larger than life.  A once in a lifetime extravaganza of magic and lights and excitement.  I did not see the dirt, the carnies were wonderful people who led fantastic lives, and the food was out of this world.  I had not had anything comparable to this, ever.

I saw a game that had crates full of bottles and for 50 cents you could throw 3 rings.  If you got one ring on a bottle then you won a prize.

I begged my parents to try that game.  I knew I would win a prize.  They were hesitant and one said, “Well, it’s your money.  I guess you can.”

My parents did not know anything.  I knew what they did not.  I could not lose!  There were so many bottles sticking up, how, could I not ring one?  I did not know anything about odds.  All I knew was I could do it!

I threw the three rings.

Yep, you guessed it!  I got a ring on a bottle and won a pink stuffed bear.

I had no idea what the prize was, I did not care about odds, or if the game was rigged.  I just did it.

 

That is my message.

 

Don’t believe the odds.  Don’t believe the thousands perhaps millions of authors that are writing and trying to get that next big deal.

Just believe you can do it.  In your mind’s eye see yourself having already won the prize. 

That is all you have to do is convince yourself.  You do not have to convince your spouse, significant other, family, friends, or acquaintances.  You have to do this with the conviction.  You not only will do it, but you have done it by doing it.

The rest is history.  You wrote it in your brain, your body just followed that transcript, and it is as good as done.

 

A tool for you to manipulate yourself into winning.

There is no try.  You cannot try anything.  Try to sit.  You can’t!  Either you sit down or you stay standing up.  There is no trying.  Just do that thing only you can do.

There is only doing, Dear Writers and Dear Readers.


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