Goodness in…goodness out

I was chatting with someone the other day who was very complimentary in regards to my accomplishments. She was very happy for the success of Necromancers’ Pride (as am I). She wanted to know how I kept my energy positive in pursuing an endeavor such as writing, where the outcome is so uncertain and success is not guaranteed.

“It’s easy,” I said. “The good you take in is the good you put out.”

I truly believe that, as sentient beings of energy, the vibes we put out into the universe are reciprocated and returned to us. That is true in every aspect of life. It is most especially true in writing. With so many distractions to take one’s focus, it is easy to get down on oneself when deadlines are missed or stories are not developing they way they had been foreseen.


In instances such as those, it is important to step back and take stock of what is truly important. What is your endgame? If you want to be a writer, you must write. If you want to be a singer, you must sing. If you want to be an actor, you must perform. If you want to be successful, you must attack your life with as much positive energy as possible. To do anything less would be a discredit to yourself.

Don’t get down when you miss a goal. Look to the good you have already done, and use it as the foundation for future success. I give D.W. a hard time (believe me, if you knew him, you would do the same), but the fact remains that he is one of the most positive and successful people I know. Why? It is because he does not let negative energy cloud his mind nor hinder his judgement. He takes in all the good life has to offer because he is so quick to give of himself and put positivity out there.

As you continue to work on your craft, whatever that may be, always remember that you are a being of light. Like energy attracts like energy, whatever you put out will find its way back to you. Remember this when you feel like quitting or changing your focus from reaching your goal. Greatness is not easy, but the road to it is far easier when illuminated by positivity. Negative thoughts stifle creativity and obscure the path to greatness with the shadows of doubt.

What do you do to keep your outlook positive?

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