Achieve Your Writing Dreams By Creating Momemtum
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Do you have a goal, dream or desire in your heart you want to pursue?
Yesterday in my daily writing challenge group, the writing prompt invited us to look back on our writing goals and progress and to write about what happened that we didn’t expect.
More than a year has gone by since I started the challenge to write 500 words daily and now I’m in my second year of the writing discipline. I share what I’ve wrote because the principle applies to any dream or goal you decide to pursue. By sharing my experience, I hope it will encourage you to persist in pursuing your dreams.
Many times when I’m tempted to quit, I cannot because of the momentum. I don’t know how to describe this phenomenon but action produces action and keeps me going. I miss a day occasionally or don’t quite make the word count because I fall asleep at the end of a long day of guest teaching.
Still I find it easier to get back up and go for it again because of the momentum. At times I do want to give it up and quit the challenge but I cannot. Part of it is because even though the discipline to write can be difficult at times, I find writing rewarding. I feel a sense of satisfaction after I’ve made my word count for the day.
Other benefits reward me too such as writing something and then realizing what i wrote fits in with one of the books I’m writing or stories I want to preserve for my legacy.
Additionally, writing daily improves my writing and refines my skills. Editing and deciding how to say something better comes easier. For example I will probably read this later and tweak it more.
Momentum brings all these benefits.
Action after action creates the driving force and keeps the energy going.
More than a year has gone by since I started the challenge to write 500 words daily and now I’m in my second year of the writing discipline.
Discipline is not easy but it does bring rewards. The momentum created by the discipline is an unexpected pleasant surprise.
The key is consistency. Consistency creates the momentum and keeps you going. Additionally, find encouragement, support and accountability as I have in my writing group. These three factors can help you develop a habit and keep you consistent.
Pursue your dreams with consistent action. Create momentum and you’ll experience the satisfaction of achieving your goals.
This proverb encourages me and I hope it will you as well in the pursuit of your dreams. “The desires of the diligent will be fully satisfied.” Proverbs 13:4 (NIV)