If you’re reading this right now, then congratulations. You’ve been given another day. The question is, what will you do with it?
Not everyone has made it to this day. Most notably, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson, who both died yesterday. But, they are only two of many who died yesterday. We know about Farrah’s and Micheal’s deaths because they lived such public lives. But, there are many people, worldwide, who died yesterday whose names we do not know. I wonder what kind of legacy each of them left behind.
As an author you have the opportunity to help others by bringing them information they need. Being an author gives you a kind of star status. It’s a well known fact that the general public views authors as celebrities. What will you do with that celebrity status? Will you use it to help others?
If you’re reading this and you haven’t started your booklet yet, if you’ve continually put it off, now is the time to write it.
If your booklet is finished and it’s sitting, it’s time to get busy and get it into the hands of those who need it.
Time is the one asset we can’t control. You don’t have all the time in the world. The only time you have, and the only time you will ever have, is right now. Farrah Fawcett knew her time was short. She created a film to help others with cancer, and to help those whose lives have never been touched by the disease to understand what cancer does to a person. She allowed the cameras to capture some very difficult moments – moments that anyone else probably would not have wanted on film. It was a very courageous thing to do. Her final legacy isn’t the tv shows or films she made, and it isn’t the posters that made her famous. Farrah’s final legacy is one of a true desire to help others.
Micheal Jackson, however, died suddenly and as I understand it, unexpectedly. He didn’t have any foreknowledge that the day he died would be his last day. I wonder what he might have done differently if he had known.
The point is you need to make every moment count. You don’t have to be a huge celebrity like Farrah or Micheal to make a difference. As a booklet author, you can make a great difference in the life of someone else. It doesn’t matter if the world doesn’t know who you are. If only matters that your market knows, and that your booklet is helpful to them.
Today is here. You’ve got right now. How will YOU use this time?
To your riches!
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