Sunday, January 15, 2017

Keep Your Dream Alive (the secret of success)

(photo by ldyck)

Theme song:  Blue Skies

Martin Luther King Junior had a dream. Do you?

Do you imagine a brighter tomorrow? What does it look, smell, feel, taste like? What foods will you eat? What clothes will you wear? Where will you live? Where will you travel? Who will be your partner, your friend? How will you help others? When asked for the secret of your success what will you credit?

Find images or objects that will make your dream tangible. Imagine your success and write about in your journal.

Keep your dream in your pocket. Affirmations are keywords that help you visualize your dream. For example,  I am a best-selling author.

'I will...' puts distance between you and your dream. 'I am...' gives strength to your dream--helps you visualize it.

Write your affirmations on index cards. Keep these cards by your bed, in your car, in your pocket-- anywhere that they may be readily available.

What steps will you take today to bring you closer to success?

-visit a bookstore or library. Imagine your book on the shelves. Read books on the craft of writing.


-write a short story


-work on a novel


-network with others in the publishing industry (connect with them on LinkedIn; email your favourite author)


-visit a publisher's website and buy one of their books


-write an article for your blog


-participate in a blog tour for a new release


-join a writing group


-enter a writing contest


-attend a writing event


-send a manuscript to a publisher


Realize that you are the only one who can make your dream reality.

Stay positive.

'I just wish people would realize that anything's possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try.' -Terry Fox


Plan to Achieve Your Creative Goals in 2017 by Joanna Penn 

Why Success is Hard


Darlene said...

The Terry Fox quote is perfect. I like all your tips and when I was starting out, did every one of them. But it doesn't end when you are published, you still need to keep doing them.

Leanne Dyck said...

Absolutely, Darlene. And the more you do them the more success you will have.
In fact, it might be surprising that even though your dream may change the tools you need to maintain it doesn't.

Laurie Buchanan said...

I agree with Darlene — The Terry Fox quote is absolutely perfect. Onward!

Leanne Dyck said...

Especially for a young man, he was wise in so many ways--a personal hero, for sure.