The more we practise something the better we get at it. But as the quote suggests the more specific we are with whatever we are doing, the more easily we can replicate it. I have certainly found this with my writing and editing. Once a difficult task for me, through blogging I have found I can naturally improve my flow and style.
A writer once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” If this is true, which five people would you like to spend your time with?
I think motivational speaker Jim Rohn is correct with this quote. Actually, I believe it so much that I have used it in my book on eating disorder recover. For this reason I maintain my distance from people, places and things that are destructive or will sabotage my goals and plans.
This year my focus is mostly on finishing my book and handing it over to Balboa Press to complete the self-publishing process. It has been a long journey for me about believing in and backing myself. Starting this blog was part of this plan, as my voice had never been heard online before. Each day I become more comfortable with marketing my brand.
To support this part of my life, the five people I will spend time with are:
- Louise Hay – founder of Hay House and author of “You Can Heal Your Life”
- Jack Canfield – author of “The Success Principles and Chicken Soup for the Soul series”
- Janet Evanowich – my favourite fiction novelist
- Dale Carnegie – author of “How To Win Friends and Influence People”
- My husband – my supporter, friend and first editor
Who do you need to spend your time with to meet your goals. Although I may never be able to meet these people in real life and I can always reacquaint myself with them by reading their books and stories again—taking note of the points that are speaking to me.