Thursday, October 4, 2012
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible ~ St. Francis of Assisi
When you look at any dream goal, this quote is so true! Take my writing for example, there were days I struggled to write just 250 words. There were months I struggled to make blog posts. But I knew I needed to do both of these tasks daily to become a successful author.
When I figured out a blog post schedule and outlined the rest of my first novel, I moved into the realm of doing what's possible. Not only have I consistently made four blog posts a week, I finished writing my first novel after four years. I went from barely writing 250 words per week to writing 5000 words per week and finished the novel within four weeks of completing the outline that was desperately needed.
After I finished my first novel, I immediately started on the second novel and finished the initial draft in four months. I never would have thought I would have been able to do that. To me that is the impossible. Now I am entering writing contests, getting ready to submit queries to agents and publishing companies. Although it is my goal, it's still surreal to me that I am at this point with my writing.
What step are you at in your dream goal: necessary, possible, or impossible?