I was talking to a friend of mine a few days ago who is a talented musician, and we were sitting, discussion about life.
Hello, I’m Ben, a crossword constructor and I live with my friend Johnson who is a guitarist.
We were having a chat about creating: creating a song, blog, puzzle, business, or anything else-it actually doesn’t matter.
We talked about how creating something can change the course of your life, and many are the lives of many others forever.
One fine day when my friend decides to write a song, sing it, and play guitar instead of being engaged in mindless distractions changed his life for good. And the same is my case.
I have been a crossword lover since childhood, but I decided to do something different.
After solving different newspaper and magazine puzzles, a curiosity of doing puzzles rose in me, and the same day, I constructed one and sent for publication in a renowned newspaper.
The newspaper did not accept my puzzle, but I did not lose hope. I tried to do interesting puzzles that kept the player engrossed in the grid.
After six months of hard work, I submitted six puzzles that were best according to me, and within two weeks, I got a positive reply where one crossword was eligible to be published in the newspaper with a few edits. Yes, it was The New York Times.
What gets in the way of success
Whether you are an artist, a writer, a musician, there is always one thing or the other that gets in your way of success.
But, it is important that you don’t quit and don’t make excuses. Having subconscious fears is not good.
Life is for once; you cannot keep on thinking about the future and feel ‘what if I did not get successful.’ Live in the present and work hard for your goals.
Stay away from distractions and stress. Never fail to take action upon your idea.
Instead of focusing on your dreams, most people fall prey to social media distractions.
Whether it is Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, or any other platform, it is always good to give limited time to them and focus on your goal.
Instead of exploring the business idea, you decide to watch another episode of Game of Thrones.
This further results in many shattered dreams, untapped potential, and waster opportunities that may have a powerful impact on society.
Stop and think about it for a while.
What if J.K Rowling didn’t think about the Harry Potter fiction story? What if she got carried away with the distractions and by mindless entertainment instead?
What if Steve Jobs never worked hard to come up with Apple? What if he kept giving excuses in life?
What if Arthur Wynne didn’t try creating a new newspaper game Crossword puzzle?
You may feel these amazing individuals are extraordinary people. However, they are an inspiration for all out there.
Despite different things that have come in their way, they still decided to create something great and change not only their lives and also the lives of many others.
It obviously requires stronger self-discipline, more awareness, better productivity skills, but that is all worth when the result is fruitful.
It is your obligation to create amazing things
A simple thing of playing online word puzzle app me in doing something that maybe I always wanted to do.
I have also attended the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament but reached only till the top 50. But that gave me a lot of experience.
Gain experiences in life, whether they are good or bad. Bad moments give you lessons that you know you will never repeat.
So, stop getting distracted by meaningless things. Stop letting
You are born to do amazing things, whether it is writing a book or start an entirely new business
Be okay with not knowing a lot of things
It is not necessary that you should be knowing about everything in depth. It is always good to know though but know a little about everything.
And don’t get embarrassed even if you don’t.
In the end, there are a few hard truths which include:
You must say yes to big opportunities
Don’t overthink every decision
Deep in your heart, you know you know that you are capable of becoming better than what you actually are. There is no
People who are trying to do something huge are always on the fringe. They are doing something that is different from others. They take a calculated risk.
You must have read:
“Do what seems impossible.”
“Aim for crazy things.”
These lines help you realize that no one should treat themselves as undeserving. You can achieve anything if you stay persistent and dedicated.
So, it is high time that you shoot for the moon and stars.
The best way to achieve something is to make short term goals and then try achieving it one after the other.
It is good to make short term goals rather than making one long-term goal. Once you start doing that, you will be able to conquer almost anything.
Don’t let anyone’s vision become your vision
You can have inspirations in life but don’t mimic anyone. Make a unique identity. You are different, and you should remember this always.
People will always have something to say, let them do their worries, and you do yours. Take control of your vision and give it your 100%.
If I kept thinking about playing crossword puzzles only but never tried constructing the, how would have I turned into a crossword constructor?
Today, there are many online puzzle games that are made by me, and this makes me a very proud individual.
Break the ice as the real growth comes by moving out of the comfort zone.
You deserve something bigger, so you have to work hard for it. The surprises and stunning victories give you to capacity to accomplish more.