Beam Me Up, Scotty

There are times when I am guilty of wanting to reach a desired destination without putting in the work to get the results.

Wouldn’t it be great to have someone in our life similar to Scotty from Star Trek.ย However, the Scotty I have in my mind would be able to do so much more than simply getting me from the surface of one planet and back on board the Starship Enterprise.

Oh no, my ideal Scotty would be able to assist me with by-passing any of the work required in order to reach my desired destination. I could stand in one place, call him up, and he could transport me wherever I wanted to be in life.

Scotty, I want to get from North Carolina to Arizona. (We know Scotty can handle this request.)

Scotty, I want to lose 10 lbs.

Scotty, I want to be able to run 26.2 miles.

Scotty, I want it to be Friday and have everything on this week’s To Do List accomplished.

Yesterday, I read this guest post over at Jeff Goins blog.ย  It prompted me to think back on those first few weeks after my decision to face my fear and begin writing again. I had a desire to become better at the craft of writing so I decided to ask Scotty to help me…aka Google.

I went to my computer and typed in “How to become a better writer.” I was in search of the secret rules all good writers must know. I was thrilled to see this pop up in the search engine “10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer.”

Oh,boy! This is great! Someone is going to share their secret with me!

I click on this link fully expecting Scotty to beam me up!

10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer

The simple steps made me smile.ย  I printed them out and they have been on my desk for inspiration ever since.

They are a good reminder to me that anything worth doing in life will take work.ย  Scotty doesn’t exist…but sweat does.

6 thoughts on “Beam Me Up, Scotty

  1. Rachel @myheartsmission

    Eileen- loved this post and your clever use of “beam me up Scotty!” ๐Ÿ™‚ I totally relate to the desire to be transported somewhere rather than having to put in the time and struggle through the work-to simply arrive. I still remember the day when God whispered the truth to me- the journey IS the destination.
    Instead of rushing through daily life I felt God calling me to savor each moment- and to not think about the big thing coming up but to drink in each moment as a treasure.
    Thank you so much for reminding me about this important truth. There are things to learn, ways to grow, that can only happen through the work- the struggle.
    So glad that you stuck with writing! ๐Ÿ™‚ God bless you. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


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