The thought of being a writer always daunted me. I loved to write no matter the occasion; being able to organize my thoughts in a way that writing allowed me to was the most powerful escape I ever discovered for myself. I was able to transform what felt like clutter and mental chaos into words on a page that provided a sense of relief and understanding like nothing else. It made me feel in control. It made me feel empowered.
But the mere possibility of taking it past an escape, taking it past a hobby I was utterly obsessed with, was a dream that seemed obscure to go after. It seemed impossible and foolish. I was only nineteen. Who would want to read what I had to say? I convinced myself my perspective, thoughts and stories were of no interest to anyone in the outside world. They were for me only, and that was the limit.
It came to a point where I was writing nearly 1500 words each day without intention. The notes app on my iPhone was filled with self-reflections and teachings that served as my backbone for tackling everyday life. My writing stimulated me. The conclusions I made pushed me to dive into educating myself more on the topic, into coming to greater conclusions in order to better myself and those around me. And so I questioned, what if these notes, these journal entries and streams of thoughts, could be transformed into something greater? What if I wrote, a book?
And then the realization struck: why not? What is stopping me from taking this one step further? Why not take the leap?
The leap I took rested in my understanding of the power of now. The time is now. If I have something to say, why wait to say it? Who is to say there will be a next time? Who is to say this opportunity will arise in the later years? Who is to say there will be more years to come in the first place?
I took the leap.
I began reading and writing every single day in order to exercise my writing muscles as much as I could. I brainstormed for days on end, questioning how I was going to combine everything I’ve learned and researched into a book that could speak to the masses. I let myself be the most vulnerable I had ever been. I fell into a life of self-inquiry and discovery. All of my energy went towards bringing what was once a foolish dream to life. There was nothing that was going to stop me except my roaming thought that I was not good enough, a roaming thought that I worked tirelessly to crush.
I did it; Control Mindset was born. I was unleashed into a life of fearlessness, vulnerability, inspiration and awe for all around me. I picked up a new appreciation for life, opportunity, and dreams. I felt unstoppable.
Control Mindset is an interactive book that pushes readers to grow fearless and take control of their lives in order to reach the extraordinary. Each and every single one of us is capable of living an extraordinary life whether we believe it or not; it just takes a push to get there. Control Mindset is that push.
It is available for preorder at www.controlmindset.com where you can join a community of support, high energy and love, and finally take control of your life.
And so, I urge you to just go for it. Whatever it might be. TAKE THE LEAP. There is no guarantee that there will be more time, that there will be more opportunities, that there will be a better time to pursue what you have a burning desire to pursue. Your time is now. Free yourself. Go.