Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist, is one of the greatest writers in history. His book has sold more than 65 million copies worldwide.

Recently, I was listening to an interview he did with the great Brendon Burchard and Coelho said something amazing.

Often, he does not feel like writing, but at 10pm, Coelho makes an agreement with himself to write for half an hour.

Guess what?

He then proceeds to write until 3 in the morning!

Most writers wait until they FEEL like writing, but the great ones just start writing.

It’s the start that stops most people.

When you start writing, you begin to get into it and then you gain momentum.

Working out is the same way. So is practicing the piano, cleaning the house and studying.

The next time you need to do something but don’t feel like it, just do it for half an hour. Or be like me and do it for fifteen minutes and you can stop.

But you won’t.


At the age of five, Glenn Cunninghan (1909-1988) suffered serious burns to the legs, and the doctors had no hopes for his recovery. They all felt that he was condemned to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair.

Glenn Cunningham paid no attention to the doctors and got out of bed the following week.

“The doctors saw my legs but they did not see my heart. Now I’m going to run faster than anyone.”

In 1934 he beat the 1500-meter world record with the time of 4 minutes and 6.20 seconds. He was paid homage in Madison Square Garden as Athlete of the Century.

-From Warrier of the Light newsletter by Paulo Coelho

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Well, it’s official – my new book, Game. Set. Life. – Peak Performance for Sports and Life is now available on Search in books under “Game Set Life” or “Edward Tseng.”

But wait!!! Don’t buy it yet. Do me a favor and wait until this Thursday, September 11th and go online to purchase it at 8:08pm. This way I have a chance to be one of the top sellers. Tell all your friends! Part of the proceeds will go towards Tuesday’s Children, helping children who lost a parent in 9/11. I’m a mentor for a great young man named Amish.

Thanks for reading.