I subscribe to some great writing blogs like Seth Godin’s, Mridhu Khullar Relph’s, WiseInk, and a few others. These writers generously share their struggles and practical tips with the world. They make my writing life that much more fun.
But this morning, there was something special that totally blew me away.
1/3 inspiration, 2/3 common sense, this Renegade Writer’s blog post totally hammered home why I need to revamp my thinking about success. I like it so much I’m gonna print it out and keep it taped up right in front of me.
Here’s a little excerpt.
“Whether you call it positive thinking, a positive attitude, or a winning mindset, it’s the strategy of having a dream, creating a plan, projecting the positive results of that plan, and taking the necessary actions to accomplish your writing goal.
Part of positive thinking is the importance of determining your true motivation. In other words, what is your purpose? Why do you want to succeed? And, what do you want to succeed at? All this matters.
You need to know and be focused on what you want, what success means to you, and exactly what you want to succeed at. You also need to know your motivation, your purpose.”
The post goes on to detail 7 steps every writer should take, steps like:
- Ask yourself what you want to succeed at, and why?
- Make a plan on how to achieve it
- Give yourself a reasonable timeline
- Don’t just talk the talk (guilty!)
The rest of the steps on this fabulous post is here.