Almost every writer I know starts their journey with awesome dreams. But then something happens along the journey.
You have awesome dreams but not enough traction. It’s the point where you either take charge of your own destiny. Or the point when you start giving up.
I know because I’ve certainly been there myself. If you haven’t completely given up yet, here’s some advice for how you can get back up and pursue your writing dreams.
- Your Attack. The fastest and simplest way to get back up is to just take action. Attack your paralysis straight on and just get moving. 1-2-Write!
- Your Step Back. While nothing good comes from paralysis, sometimes you need to take a step back before you can move forward. Maybe you need to rework your outline, learn a new skill or recharge? Allow yourself to reflect and revitalize.
- Your Opinion. As you probably know Edison didn’t fail a thousand times. Failure is a perception. When you get stuck, ask for a new perspective from a trusted friend or another writer.
- Your Improvements. When you’ve failed, you’ve failed. No need for a rosy picture. In this case, reflect, maybe by writing down in a journal what happened and what you’ve learned. Then practice and get better.
- Your Outcomes. If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you’ve arrived? By writing down clear outcomes and consistently reviewing them, you eliminate some of the risk of wandering off-track.
- Your Plan. The only way to take your writing dreams out of the clouds, and make your desired outcomes doable, is to have a clear path to action. Get your plan on paper. Make it specific and measurable. Set deadlines.
- Your Dedication. Determination is a driving force towards a better writing life. It’s when you resolve to take control of your life you can get the life you deserve. The moment when everything’s changing. Resolve to make that difference!
As you can see, this is relatively simple. So get back in the game. Take control of your life today. Get on the path towards true writing success by nailing down your goals, aspirations and dreams.
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