…never read David Lipsky’s excellent book Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point, you should. It shows how Americans can still instill solid values in the country’s young people — integrity, discipline, a willingness to sacrifice, and a commitment to something larger than self.
, family member, fellow writer, or small writing mastermind gr…person or group of people to share your writing goals with. Boost each other, encourage each other. Having someone who believes in you is extremely empowering. It may be a friend, family member, fellow writer, or small writing mastermind group like this one.
I learned something about myself. I learned that I was able to push away fear and doubt, that I was capable of stepping outside of my comfort zone, of untangling myself from the invisible safety net we place around ourselves, and have some pretty exciting experiences.
After you’ve determined your priorities, create an action plan. What are the steps? Don’t fixate on the bigger idea and outcome as a whole, focus on breaking it down into small, actionable chunks. Though this may seem obvious, often, it is overlooked. Make a checklist and cross off your progress…