I have asked myself that question so many times. Why do we write? When I saw this quote, my perspective as to why I write changed.
I believe we all have the ability to change the world. Picking up a pen to write your thoughts in order to inspire change, is just one way to help others take action.
Writing is a creative outlet for people who love to express themselves through the power of the written word. I started writing many years ago for my own benefit. When I was concerned about different aspects of my life, I used writing as an outlet to release the thoughts which consumed my mind.
However I learned a very important lesson as my writing developed, It’s not about me, but the power of the written word to encourage and help others. My desire was also to share my experiences to reshape the way people think about themselves in relation to the world.
We all can learn from one another whether it’s through poetry, fiction and non fiction, biographies and self development books. Writing is an art form that can inspire change.
So, why do you write? Is it to educate, teach, share life’s lessons, or other reasons? To be honest, it really doesn’t matter as long as you are writing to be inspirational in some capacity. If you can get people to think about their world, and the role they play in it, your job is done.
Another reason why we write is our stinking thinking sometimes gets the best of us and we fall prey to all kinds of negative emotions. The impact is great as it reduces our ability to move forward even for a short time.
Through our thoughts and emotions, writers have the ability to impact our world. We all use different methods and way of getting your attention. However our reasons are vast and as a group, we have made a large dent in how people view their world.
Stop! Think for a moment and ask yourself one question. How can I use my writing to change the world?