Writing Mantra

It is a law of the universe: Assistance must always be given to those who request it.”
Oprah Winfrey

Frank Somma is a highly successful salesman, motivational speaker, and friend of my good friend and mentor, Rob Gilbert. Frank shares inspiring, insights on his site: FrankSomma.com. In an online post, he talked about a gift his cousin and valued friend, Steve, gave him — a simple, but powerful idea: He challenged Frank to come up with a motto that captured his goals.

What a wonderful motivational tool! It’s inspired me to ponder a personal writing motto for this upcoming year — an intention that I want to keep front and center throughout 2019.

Here’s the touchstone phrase I came up for myself: “Onto Publication!” It expresses exactly the mindset right now. I’m going to write it on a card and keep it in my office so I’ll see it every day.

I’ve found that setting an intention for a specific project or a writing session, can be very powerful: It’s amazing how a simple tool like this can help focus and galvanize you. And, given the power of words, putting your intention in writing gives it greater strength: To me, it’s a way of asking the universe for assistance.

How about you? Why not create a writing motto of your own — one that will inspire you to achieve your major goal over the next 12 months? Once you have it, put it where you’ll see it every day: on your computer, your desk, your iPhone, on an index card in your wallet.

Or here’s a simpler idea — just pick one word that inspires you: Creativity, Abundance, Joy. Whatever quality you want to bring to your writing over the next year, sum it up in a single word and use it as your personal touchstone.

As we move toward 2019, let’s stay focused and on target. Write on!

About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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2 Responses to Writing Mantra

  1. Bing Chang says:

    For me:
    “Striking Resonance”

  2. Hi Bing,

    Perfect and beautifully said!

    Write on,
    Karin

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