THE SECRET RECIPE FOR SUCCESSby Sherrie Clark
Have you ever heard that success is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration? If so, then what exactly does it mean, and how is it applied to writing a book?
Actually this adage has everything to do with writing a book. We write books because something has inspired us. Maybe it’s a testimony of overcoming cancer. Maybe it’s teaching people how to lose 19 pounds in 2 days. Maybe you’ve come up with the perfect whodunit mystery. Although inspiration is an important ingredient, it’s the fun and easy part, and it can only take us so far. It’s what we do with that inspiration that determines our success.
Turning our inspiration into a book involves work. This is where the perspiration comes into play, and you’re going to need a lot more of it than you will inspiration. But don’t let that stop you. Writing a book can be simple work when approached correctly, but it will still require effort on your part if you want to experience success.
However when writing a book, most people just don’t know where to start. It’s not that they mind the work: it’s just that they don’t know what to do. You can’t build a house unless you know all of the steps involved in the process and then how to apply those steps. This is where The AuthorShip comes in. It takes aspiring authors where ever they’re at, whether it be trying to get those books out of their heads and onto paper or how to get their books published or how to get them into the marketplace. We can help in every step of the process so that you’re working smarter and less hard.
So take heart, authors. The need for 99 percent perspiration to achieve success doesn’t make you less capable but actually puts you in good company. Even Thomas Edison has been known to apply this same formula to genius when he said, “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” And if worked in the correct way, your inspiration can be considered nothing short of genius.