|By Andre Gunther at http://www.aguntherphotography.com|
Every evening while I return from work, I deliberately take the seat on the right side of the bus. Because that means I can see the unobstructed view of the glittering New York skyline. If you have ever seen it at night in its glorious sparkling costume, you would know what it looks like. Photographer Andre Gunther captured it in the image above but trust me, seeing it with naked eyes is much more magical.
Seeing the sparkling, tall and proud skyline means a lot to me. Its beautiful and inspiring. Everything that a writer would want his book to be. I look at it and think of the success that is possible.
It signifies the fundamental rule of nature. Think, innovate, persevere and collaborate - and you have your masterpiece. As a writer, that is essential. It can get you closer to your masterpiece. Remember it need not be a masterpiece for everyone. It needs to be your masterpiece. Your skyline.
That is what the inspiring skyline does to me. Yet we ought to remember that the skyline did not come up on us overnight. It took years to build it. One building at a time.
As an author, your success, however you define it, would come one word at a time. One book at a time. Do not expect it overnight. Not with so many talented people around you. But it would come if you continue to innovate, write better, persevere and help others in the journey. There is no success worth the salt if you have no one else to celebrate it with. Just like the skyline. A single building on the horizon would not have made the heads turn. It is the whole group of it that makes it magical.
That's lesson for me from the New York Skyline, the symbol of success in the world. What is yours?