In the strongest possible way I recommend that you sit down and write the book that is within you.
This is my thought this morning as I e-mail off the final text for my next book, out this fall on how how to create a meaningful difference with your career, team, company and community using the Innovation Engineering system.
I’m blessed beyond blessed with incredible life experiences however NOTHING MATCHES the reward and joy I realize from writing books. Writing books is the best way I’ve found to think deeply - really deeply about something that I care about.
This recent book has been the most difficult and most rewarding book I’ve ever written. It took me just over five years to complete it. Finding words to type onto the screen is easy. The really hard part of writing is the thinking process. This book stubbornly resisted completion until I invested the mental effort to think it through.
Writing a book is hard mental work - just as working out your body is hard work. But the pain in both cases is worth the gain. That my friends is the benefit I can promise you from writing your book. You will come out of the process much smarter then you went in.
I don’t care if you ever publish your book - beyond sending a PDF to family and friends.
What you MUST do is to write it.
I’m not talking a blog or an article. I’m talking 50, 70, 100,000+ words.
Just move your fingers over the keypad and start thinking.
DON’T EVEN THINK THAT YOU - CAN’T WRITE A BOOK
I am not a “natural” at writing. I studied chemical engineering so to avoid writing classes. My writing system is simply - write what I’m thinking then edit, edit and edit some more. Then have friends do the grammar and spelling clean up.
DON”T EVEN THINKG THAT - YOU HAVE NOTHING TO SAY…
Write the story that is within you. Write about your life. Write about what you have learned. Write about injustice. Write about celebrations. But Write. Write. Write.
DIRTY TRICK - GUILT TRIP TO GET YOU TO WRITE YOUR BOOK. :)
Think how precious it would be to read what your great grandfather or grandmother had written.
Think how difficult it will be for you to say what you need to say - once you’ve been diagnosed with some deadly something.
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