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The Science and the Art of writing: Part First

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How to achieve greatness?

To stand still in the storm is a courageous act. Everyone is supposed to be mediocre, leading lives of the average person who eat, drink, and sleep which are vacuous cycles of devilish nature. No one is allowed to escape it. Escape is not ideal. Ones must have to choose to live her life freely.

No great expectations, no bargaining, no excuses, no self-doubt, and pity. Life is a game one should first warm up before the game. This warming up opportunity is given by education, self-training, and the decision taken during this age we call adolescence or adulthood.

A person having talent but not skilled can’t go too far.

“Talent we got naturally but skill is developed through hours and hours of training and hard work.” (Will Smith)

No one could ever disagree that the future lies in the present and present in the past. A worthy life is a gift of talent and skill. Without both, one can only daydream.

Dreaming is not bad but dreams not stealing sleep are just wishful thinking. At first, it was thought that in order to do something you have to be something. Now it is suggested, in order to be something you have to do something. The perfect opportunity, time and situation are only occurring in dreams in the real world one have to create these all. We learn more when we do rather than learning to do.

One thing which stops us from achieving our dreams is perfection. Procrastination doesn’t exist. The only priority is the thing which prevents any delays we encounter during our “zero to one” journey. It is necessary to keep yourself engaged when you are facing a lot of difficulties.

Keep this desire burning inside you, even when you achieve, what you want to achieve. Motivation is just a spark if there is no burning desire inside you, it is just a waste of time and energy. Motivation itself is not enough. Something must be there to be burnt. Otherwise, motivation will put you at the depressive state, and your mind will say to you to go back and sleep again, but the desire to make things happen you must have to know that it’s not too late to turn back and fight with your laziness.

For accomplishing your results you must stop excuses. Excuses serve best when there are other options for you to take. When you are left with only one option to fight or flight, do or die, there will be no excuse anymore to delay your decisions. No doubts, no bargaining.

This life is very precious because it can be lost at any moment. This uncertainty fuels everything to be experienced once. It lets us ponder whether we and our dreams will be lost? To me the best motivator is death. We will be disappeared at any moment. Generation after us will not even know we were here.

I like this risky job of explaining and exploring minds. Minds are those frontiers which are forbidden by society and our own sensor ship. We live in a world where we like to listen to each other but not ourselves. The self is a taboo subject in the modern age. Through media and propaganda, our minds have been engineered to behave in a certain way.

Responding and following to the autosuggestion of dictators and people having monopolistic mindsets. Mindsets are the hardest to shape and hardest to reshape again but, if we have grown up in trans like environments, where leaders are just interested to lead. Everyone needs necessities of life and half of the talent is lost just for searching them.

Relationships are complementary, only blood relations are mandatory all other relationships are formed by our own choice. Choices make us human. I can live without food and shelter but, can’t without freedom and independence. Incompetent people are snatching honors of citizens. Suicide is not among the list. Someone has to step towards fears.

Narcissistic tendencies are the gifts of modern technology. Technology and society are feeding our false shadows. This is not to blame society. It is just a mirror of its members. We the writers are the eyes of this society. Sensitive, lovely and beautiful. We are pure from judgmental and criticism due to biases or discrimination. This purity makes us more attractive and reactive to the general public.

Writing is not a game of children. It needs patience, courage, and fearlessness. It demands brave heart, mind, and souls. It takes everything from you, your existence just changes to only writing. When to emersed you in writing you are titled as a writer.

Khalil Gibran once wrote,”one word was the cause of my creation, however, it never came to my lips and pen”.

and then,

Mikhail Lermontov, “I am worthy of great masterpiece”

Like wars, it is easy to start writing but not to stop it. Pen at times becomes a dictator it writes whatever comes to it and after completion, you wonder that “what I have written, am I really a writer of this masterpiece.? “.

To future writer friends of mine, I will say,

“whatever comes to you, write them down. Whatever you do write it down. It is easy to forget. Memory is a weak slave when it comes to store ideas, thought and feeling.”

It is better to live by passion than routine.

To be continued…

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