Sunday, January 19, 2014

Motivating Writers To Be Great

Napoleon Hill, one of the greatest motivational authors of all time, and one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, noted the six key fears that we must address to avoid feeling held back from pursuing our greatest dreams and desires. They are the fear of: poverty, criticism, ill health, loss of love, old age, and death.

In a new book, Stickability; The Power of Perseverance by Greg S. Reid, authorized by the Napoleon Hill Foundation, the author says we may fear other things that hold us back, including a fear of: the unknown, loss, judgment, success, and failure.

So what will get us to overcome our fears?

Reid suggests you “create your own reality.” Don’t let others define who you are. He writes: “Don’t allow other peoples’ opinions or commercial propaganda to fill your mind with doubts and fear, because this will create your reality. Base your thoughts on courage and faith, and your mind will make that your reality. Decide to be in control of your own thoughts.”

He also says you must direct your thoughts. He writes: “Remember that fear is a state of mind. You will attract what you focus on, so consciously direct your thoughts to your definite major purpose and to living a fulfilling life. See yourself as financially secure, instead of losing yourself in the stack of bills.”

I am a big believer in motivational books. Dale Carnegie, Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard, Anthony Robbins, Og Mandino, Napoleon Hill, and Richard Carlson are amongst my all-time empowering authors. I just realized as I listed them that there are no women in the bunch. Not sure why. Some may say Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret belongs there. Others may have additional favorites. It doesn’t matter. Whatever leads you to fulfill your destiny is fine by me – unless you believe your destiny is to be greedy, violent, unethical, hateful, and selfish. In that case, don’t bastardize the words of others as an excuse to reach your distorted goals.

Here are my words of wisdom and inspiration to writers: Just write. Make time to write and do it as often as you can. Don’t let others tell you otherwise. Writing is rewarding in its own right, and if you are good at it, you can make money too. No excuses, no obstacles, no objections. You don’t need anyone’s permission to succeed. Good luck!


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Brian Feinblum’s views, opinions, and ideas expressed in this blog are his alone and not that of his employer, Media Connect (, the nation’s largest book promoter. Please note Stickability is promoted by Media Connect. You can follow him on Twitter @theprexpert and email him at He feels more important when discussed in the third-person. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog © 2014.

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