You must believe in yourself and remind yourself of your abilities
You should pursue far more than is achievable.
You must keep your eye on the prize and not get distracted by life’s chores or convenient escapes.
Certainly, you should have short-term and long0term benchmarks for achievements.
You need to have a roadmap, but be ready to adjust course as needed.
You need a healthy dose of ego to achieve anything, but keep it in check or your swollen head will blur your vision.
We all are afraid, but you need to act as if you fear nothing. Act like you have nothing to lose and feel free of obligation or explanation.
Thrust yourself into the conversation – don’t sit back.
Assertiveness on steroids.
Think before you act, then react, then think again.
Don’t stick to one path, one formula, one routine.
Few things just come to you. Go out and claim what’s yours. Begin by networking – people make things easier when you know the ones who can help you take shortcuts.
I believe good writing comes from the heart, experience, and knowledge, but writing can be improved upon. Work at being better – don’t settle.
Screw those jealous, selfish, and uncreative critics. Family and friends may appear supportive but they too can convince you to quit. Ignore them.
Don’t create in a vacuum – know your marketplace so that you can fill its needs.
There’s only failure in not trying, otherwise all other failure is a temporary precursor to growth.