Bela Lampert

Optioned Screenwriter / Yoga Instructor

How Much Courage Will It Take?

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How Much Courage Will It Take?

Let’s suppose you want to go a certain way. But you can’t. Because there is a red light.

What do you do?

You make a choice. Either, you force your way ahead in the intended direction, cross the street, trying not to get hit by a car and and up in hospital or the morgue.

Or, you go where the green light points. It may not be exactly where you intended to go, and maybe you will end up in a different place.

But maybe this new way or this new place turns out to be even better than your “old way”.

(Of course there is also a third option: you wait. But would you really want to?)

How this applies to writing?

If something doesn’t work, it just means that this particular road is blocked. For now. Look for the green light! What are your possibilities? Maybe another route will take you to your goal. Maybe it will take you to a better, albeit unexpected outcome.

The necessary ingredient?

Courage. The courage to go to unknown places.

To find your courage:

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