Believing in yourself is the key to achieving your greatest accomplishments.
Writing has always been my deepest passion, and I don’t feel right if I’m not scribbling words onto a sheet of paper.
For me, it’s always been the thrill of crafting a new story or sharing a dream with others that has driven me to write.
I didn’t have to be perceived as the best at it or the best at grammar and punctuation to continue this calling. What mattered most was that the voice and visions deep inside me had life.
Giving voice to and applying action to your deepest passion is the greatest tool you have on the journey of self-development. Keep building and keep expanding your story on your path to journey to greatness.
P.S. My web series is finally live and I’ve got a new story on my portfolio site. Keep working on your vision. Keep building day by day.
There is an unmatched abundance of energy in your heart. You can use it to make great things. You can use it change the world. You can use it to change your world.
Learn to hear the world inside you before you set out to help everyone else.
Seek the deepest depths of your intellect, and strive to understand yourself first.
Your goals, your ideas, everything you’re working on will come together once you’ve mastered the world inside you.
Along the road of your Writing is Life Journey, you’ll conquer challenges and experience setbacks along the way.
You may face a challenge you don’t see a way to write yourself out of, or you may face an obstacle that changes your outlook of your work.
We may be quick to throw away the challenge or halt our journey because things are too difficult for us to handle, but the challenge is just what you need to strengthen your focus and dive deeper into your work.
Incorporate those deep feelings negative or positive into the emotions of your characters or your posts, rage, rage, rage, all you want. After it’s all released, start your new page with a clear mind and open conscious.
Often it’s something we’re holding back that’s keeping us from moving forward, and holding it in, is holding onto a roadblock.
When no one is looking and you hit the dip, the slow-place of artistic development, you’ll have to work your hardest and deepen your commitment to excellence to succeed.
If the path to your best was an easy road, everyone would take the leap without question, and without reservation.
When you are confronted with any work slow down or life storm that interferes with your desired outcomes, there are a few methods to embrace as you work to realign your mental focus as you strive for excellence.
Journal to discover the source of the off-balance feeling.
A long stretch and longer walk in a quiet area can recenter the mind.
Confronting a difficult situation, and seeking a solution to any life crisis is also a good choice to change the narrative cycle of emotional difficulty.
Finally, consider your daily routine, if it doesn’t allow time for creativity, you’ll need to alter it to fit your narrative.
Continue to strive for your best, everyday.
You’ve got this. Let’s get those pages done.
When it comes to keeping promises you’ve made to yourself, we often find it easy to push these commitments aside, because we don’t consider the magnitude of what’s at stake for our health, well-being, and our art over the long term.
When it comes to getting to work on time, buying a gift for a birthday, supporting a cause, the likelihood of your failure decreases dramatically.
We have to learn to honor commitments to ourselves with same zeal and focus that we strive to maintain when completing tasks for others.
We all know it’s much simpler to keep a promise to others because your reputation is on the line, but when we’re alone, there is no one there, but you, to ridicule yourself about the breaking of your promise.
Don’t get comfortable in this state. Honor yourself and your strides for greatness with the same zeal that you approach commitments for others.
Please, don’t go on a campaign of selfishness as a result of keeping promises to yourself. You should:
- Choose the right foods.
- Keep your writing schedule.
- Prepare and stick to your plan until completion.
Once you keep and fulfill the promises you’ve created for yourself, you’ll start to see a lot of little steps adding up to big gains.
It’s easy to get lost in the rhetoric of goal setting. You can create the vision board, write out the draft, then get lost in the back and for of doing the work.
Usually the doing part, or the getting started part, is the most difficult task, but the place many people miss the mark rests in their attitude about their work and their accomplishments.
Too often, we see the target, and we are willing to take the shot. We take the shot, and we get past the start-up phase, and then we hit a wall. We get lost in the day to day, the too fast, the too much, the too many lateral movements, then we lose focus in the madness.
Take aim gracefully at your own rate. Complete the small steps with singular focus and graceful intent. The other side, the madness and chaos, leaks and you may be left with a lot less than you originally intended.
Grab your pen and draft pages of nonsense today. Read it tomorrow. See if you find anything worth working on.
The world is filled with distractions and segues that will derail you from the big goals and awesome dreams you have envisioned for yourself.
Although challenges come with the territory of success, conquering the challenges is an essential experience to build mindful confidence, a state of awareness where you are conscious of your actions and their effects on your desired outcomes.
Work through the challenge of focus by tracking your time, using your journal to reflect on your actions, and recording how much time you spend away from your task while you’re completing your task.
You’ll be surprised by how much time you waste with your phone or on the next most distracting site that steals your attention.
Walk mindfully into your notebook, and set your strategy to remain focused.
Get that pen moving. We need to see your work of art.
Consistency is one of the most undervalued goals for most writers beginning their journey.
Too often we get lost in the big goal or big reveal, and we lose focus on the small steps that lead to the biggest outcomes along our journey.
I explain, all too often, that writing is the least glamorous, but most mythological art form to embrace. If you don’t believe me, tell a friend who has no idea that you write, that you write.
Their eyes, outlook, and demeanor will change, and they will begin probing into your process, your outlook, and your vision.
Truth be told, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. You have the compass and you’re the cartographer.
Not many of us are bold enough to seek uncharted territory or to imagine a world without boundaries because building new worlds is the task of the writer.
Don’t forget the little steps along the way to your great work are established with consistency and focus on your vision. The journey is much simpler than we make it, and the day to day is more difficult than we envision, because time and patience dwindle along the road to greatness.
Fill up your tank of consistency by setting realistic goals for your word/page count; remember you write chapters not books. Make a schedule and stick to your writing time. Take breaks along your writing journey. Seek inspiration and value in all of your human interactions. Remember stories do not exist for you to steal. They exist to inspire and create a better world.
If you feel sluggish and tired while you’re working, you will probably create a similar tone or moood while creating your new draft or editing an old piece.
Managing your emotions is essential on the path to refining the complex nature of your focus and inspiration as you work.
Stress, and that need to get up an walk around, can divert your creative energy to side flow, which is a state of distraction that masks itself with the illusion of focus.
Your best work comes from imagining a single moment or settling into a place of solidarity with your work.
Keep searching the depths of yourself to create better and better art everyday. Remember, there is a routine for discovering the best art inside you. Write using your process, your routine, your focus, your strategy, your steps, everyday.
The day is yours. Be bold and create something beautiful.
Rest your soul with a daily journey into your mind’s inner workings. Too often, we avoid our thoughts, and the truth of our inner-voice is suppressed by the weekly work grind and daily onslaught of nonstop distractions.
Avoiding the sound of your own voice, can stir deep inner-conflict that leads to years of repressed emotions and many blocks with the energy within you.
Use your notebook or your blog space to clear your mind. You don’t have to share your writing with anyone. You can share the remarkable things, the stories that changed, and are still changing your life.