Simple Strategy

“I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.”   Author Unknown

Everyone talks about perseverance – stick-to-it-iveness – continuing steadily on in spite of difficulties or obstacles. But how do you actually apply this vital quality day after day?

Here’s a simple plan that, = if followed on a daily basis, will definitely bring you closer to achieving whatever you want in your writing and in life:*

#1   Figure out the next baby step you have to take to get where you want to go.

#2   Identify whatever obstacle is in the way of your taking that step.

#3   Remove, disregard or ignore the obstacle.

#4   Take the step and move forward.

#5   Go back to Step #1.

Straightforward, isn’t? The beauty of this simple strategy is that you can apply it to just about anything you want to accomplish. It’s a way of staying focused, marching steadily onward, despite whatever roadblocks – inner, outer, or imagined — crop up along the way.

So what’s a goal you have right now, today, in your writing? Is it to finish a story that’s hanging fire? To revise your novel manuscript? To sharpen your dialogue in a scene? To contact the next agent on your submissions list?

Whatever you want to achieve, you can move yourself a little closer today if you put this simple plan into action. Memo to myself: “Just do it, Karin!” Write on!

*This strategy comes to us via Dr. Rob Gilbert’s fabulous Success Hotline: 973.743.4690.

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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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