“Put something on the plot”

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Who is writing the story you’re living? Are you tired of your story? Has it become dull and a ghost of a life? Do you feel out of rhythm? The goal of course is to take responsibility of your own life and make it meaningful, but often we can’t get ourselves out of the role of playing the victim.

I’m here to tell you it is possible to stop playing the victim. You can stop blaming your past and doing the whole rehash. To stop blaming those around you such as your spouse, family, or employer. To stop blaming your government, religions, or what’s going on in the world. Go look in the mirror. It’s YOU who is writing your story! Once you realize this fact, you’ve just discovered gold. You can change. You can be the hero in your story even if that scares the hell out of you!

We often think of heroes needing to be brave and strong, but in all actuality they are often victims going through a transformation. To stay where they currently are is not an option and that first step back uP is a step of courage onto a completely new path of discipline in your life.

Don’t know where to start? How about the first paragraph: Once upon a time I was sick and tired of being sick and tired and I … now listen to what your shadow is whispering. Write it down. These are your actions. To discover your heroes plot start from the end of your story – literally! How do you want to be remembered for your life here? Write it down and review it several times a week. You need to live it day after day with actions. This is key! How many times have you just drifted ..and months and years have gone by and you realize you’ve lost your way? A good “writer” is always tracking toward the plot.

I don’t think any of us should trust fate to write the story of our lives.

Fate is a terrible writer.

To make a story happen, we have to get up every day and “put something on the plot.”

From the book Hero on a Mission by Donald Miller

Shine my friends,


2 responses to ““Put something on the plot””

  1. Yes!!!! I’ve said this part twice:

    “Once upon a time I was sick and tired of being sick and tired and I …” want to get control of my drinking.

    DONE ✔️ ( That was hard and took time )

    “Once upon a time I was sick and tired of being sick and tired and I …”want to stop disliking the way I look and do something about it.


    It really takes a whole lot of effort yet the best couple of things I could have put that effort into! 💪😊

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  2. I definitely have some revising to do. Thanks, Dwight!

    Liked by 1 person

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