Last Friday, Inkwell Editorial’s first ebook writing and publishing tournament concluded. It was supposed to be a one-time thing, but was so successful that it’s going to be an ongoing part of our service offering.
Note: Get details on next month’s ebook writing and publishing tournament.
So, you may be wondering, what does this have to do with developing a life plan? Well, some of the insights I gleaned from the tournament go hand-in-hand with this topic, which I’d planned to write on before I ever came up with the idea for the tournament.
Following are some of these observations.
Freelance Writers: 4 Lessons to Learn to Live the Life You Really Want
I. Life will always offer you excuses: It happened during the tournament – a lot. Comments like the following highlight how Murphy’s Law is always at work in life. A couple of participants wrote in the following:
“Man it seems like as soon as your tourney started Clients started calling. I have cancelled all non essential activities. I am determined to complete this task successfully,”
I’m thinking we should do this every month . . . everyone seems to have received more work as soon as they started to plan their ebook!
You can spend years giving in to life happenings like this – years that take you further away from your goal, not towards it. But, if you’re really serious about your dream, you have to make time for it.
I look at it like this, the Power Superior (God, Buddah, Allah, etc.) challenging you to see if you’re willing to sacrifice for it. So that’s why, in my opinion, as soon as you set your mind on a goal it seems that roadblocks are thrown in your way.
Life Lesson to be Learned in Order to Live the Life You Want: Go over, under and around the roadblocks thrown your way. Stay focused on your goal.
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