Are you dreading work tomorrow?

It’s just after 10 o’clock on Sunday night and I’m betting there’s quite a few of you out there dreading work tomorrow, fighting the reality that you should be heading to bed soon.

I know I’ve been there. Way too many times to count.

Everything in your soul is screaming that you’re in the wrong job, you’re stuck, you’re miserable, and the last thing you want to do is go lay down and wake up in the morning.

Well, I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way.

As Sifu Shi Yan Ming says,

“You create your own life. You make it heaven or hell. Destiny is not something that happens to you. You create your own destiny. … You must grasp your life and sharpen it.”

If any of these words have hit home, and you’re one of those who just knows you’re not doing what you were meant to do, then I challenge you to have some faith and listen to those voices.

And read the following link, as I think it will feed that small fire burning deep in your soul:

My big news, and as much motivation as I can possibly shove your way.

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

About me: I’m a full-time, action-fiction author with books similar to Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy. I’m also a prior infantry Marine with Combat Action Ribbon, and a guy who spent 10+ years writing every day in the newspaper business. Please consider subscribing for email alerts — I mostly post about things that either motivate you, inspire you, or make you laugh.

Somebody right now may be…

This song came up on my Pandora just ten minutes ago. The beat and a few of the lines caught my attention, so I tracked down a video with the actual lyrics in it.

I listened to it again, and then one more time, and by then it hit me.

This is how you go big. It’s so out of your hands and random — not even close to being on your own schedule.

This video was uploaded on Jan 31, 2008, and I know nothing about the group. (They may not even be together anymore, but I plan to research them as soon as I finish this.)

But regardless of whether they are or aren’t, I just heard their song and felt compelled to share it, and thus I wrote a blog post and shared it.

And this act I’m in process of completing (my blog post) reminds me — and hopefully you — of the possibilities. Of the immense, uncontrollable chances.

I mean, think about it… Somebody right now may be finishing up your book or mine and working on a blog post as we speak, which could spark your career and begin a snowball that just blows you away. That blesses you and changes your life so hard that you start to think it can’t possibly be real.

But this can’t happen if you don’t finish your work. It might not happen if you’ve written one book or two, but never finish that third — that one that would just take off and explode beyond your wildest dreams.

So, keep the faith. Finish what your working on. Upload it or query it or let your friend read it. Polish and spiff up your blog or website, so that when someone does search your name after coming across your work, they’re impressed and game for singing your praises. Don’t let them think that one work is a fluke.

It’s these little things that could change your life. Or, you could never do them or half do them and wonder why you never caught your break.

Me? I’m going to research this group, and then I’m going to get back to taking my career to the next level.

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. Please accept the greatest gift I can give, a book I believe to be worth $10,000.

P.P.S. Thanks to all who continue to make my novels a success. I seriously couldn’t have done it with everyone’s support. I’m excited to say that Little Man, and the Dixon County War  has gone as high as No. 16 on the Amazon UK Paid List (see here and here). My second novel, Sold Outhas also done well, also, going as high as No. 81 on the Amazon Paid List for the category of War (see here and here). Learn more about both books here.