If you’re a writer, I’m assuming you have a goal.
Whether that goal be finishing your first draft… finishing your revision… getting agent representation… the ever elusive book deal… the NEXT book deal… getting starred reviews… hitting the “lists”… being translated…
The moment you achieve one goal in this writing journey, another hundred swim into view and the constant reaching for “the next” can become exhausting.
But there is something happening beneath the surface whether you realize it or not. You are becoming refined and the way you react to each success or failure is creating in you the strength and determination to make it through the next success or failure.
Goals are wonderful. I LOVE goals, but the journey of who you become while going after those goals is what’s the most important.
How do you react when you deal with a failure?
Do you break… or are you going to be the person that stands in the face of a storm and shouts back that you will not move?
How do you react when you encounter success?
Do you immediately assume this is the new normal and forget the path through the storm… or do you use your platform to connect and uplift those behind you on the journey?
I want to be the second version of each and I think that’s what we all want to be.
But it’s the journey we’re on RIGHT NOW that determines your reaction, not the moment of success or failure.
So pay it forward NOW. Refuse to give up NOW. Be a support NOW.
Let the journey toward your goal refine your character and strengthen your core.