Are you ready to make 2017 the year you become an author?
I finally took the plunge and committed to making 2017 the year I become an author.
In fact, I took the decision eight months ago on April 1st, 2016 to quit my corporate job to focus on writing full-time and becoming an author entrepreneur.
Making a decision is hard. Making a committed decision is even more difficult.
But that is where the magic happens.
- Commitment is when you decide to turn up whether you feel like it or not.
- Commitment is when you sit and write those words you need to write while fear and self-doubt sit beside you.
- Commitment is when you sit and finish your writing piece even though you feel discomfort.
- Commitment is when you look your excuses in the face and still continue to write.
When you add effort to commitment, you generate momentum that slowly moves you in the direction you want to be moving in.
In my case, my daily actions take me slowly but surely towards becoming an author entrepreneur.
And I would rather be moving at a slow speed on the path I have chosen than be speeding down the wrong lane.
I would rather fail at something I had chosen than succeed on the wrong path.
Yes, it’s hard to make money from books but I follow role models and mentors who have shown that you can make seven and eight figure business based on books.
So the only question I need to contend with is; what do I need to do today to get me where they are tomorrow?’.
And that is by committing to this path I have chosen; the path to writing and become an author-entrepreneur.
And this means committing to and re-committing to this path every time I sit down at my desk.
And here are my daily commitments that help me to become the author-entrepreneur I want to become:
I put pen to paper every day…or in other words, I write. This could be expressed as a:
- blog post
- new chapter for my book
- capturing new ideas
Only after I have written, I move on to other stuff (non-creative tasks) that also need to be completed, such as:
- promotion stuff
- learning how to self-publish
- doing admin stuff
But the writing must come first.
Because the path I want will only materialise when I put one paving stone in front of the other on a consistent basis.
Or in other words, if I continue to place one word in front of the other every single day.
It’s not enough to decide to become a writer. You must make a committed decision to become a writer.
Take Action Now: What will you do to commit to and re-commit to your writing project today? Please leave your comments or questions below and join in the conversation.