Staring at a mountain in your life can become pretty daunting. If you are not careful, you’ll get discouraged and think you can never ever climb that mountain and then cross to the next valley. That’s when; digging deep inside yourself to find the courage to continue to the valley of your dreams is the answer. For me, faith is the first step to getting at the answer of how to traverse the mountain pass. If I don’t have faith that God is watching out for me and has a plan, then I’m walking in my own strength.
My mom used to always tell me that where there’s a will, there’s a way. I truly believe she was right in drilling that into my mind and heart. If I don’t have a desire to succeed and strive for success, how will I ever cross that mountain?
However, willpower is not the only ingredient needed to trek through that mountain pass. You need climbing gear and food and to basically be prepared for the unexpected. In your writing life, you need the same thing. Have you studied and learned your craft? Are you keeping current on all the best marketing strategies? What about your emotional needs for encouragement ~ have you linked up with other authors who can provide that encouragement to you?
If you are prepared with your power pack and have the will power to succeed, your trek through the mountain won’t be easy, but you will make it to the valley of your dreams. Even if you don't see results right away, keep going; because if you don't, you'll surely never see any results at all.
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