People measure Success in many different ways. For some, it’s getting a college degree, finishing graduate school, buying a house a car, or simply making it through the daily cares of life. Success is defined as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.
When I first started writing fiction, I became discouraged really fast. Being a newbie at the industry, I didn’t realize what being an Author was all about. My thoughts were write a novel, get it published and wa la, it’s a success. Boy, how I got that one wrong. With each rejection, I developed a mindset that really disheartened me until I realized my writing wasn’t supposed to be for everyone (even though, I’d like for it to be). Each, agent has their own taste and targets. I just have to find the right element for the delivery.
There were things that I didn’t consider until I researched them out. Along with being published comes the promotion of your work. Book signings, handing out postcards, book markers, social media and getting reviews. Reviews was something that I hadn’t given a second thought until, again research. Reviews are just as important as anything else in promoting your work. Believe me, I know the hesitancy of submitting to a review. You spent a lot of hours pouring your heart and soul into your masterpiece and to maybe have it rejected or given a bad review would be overwhelming. In order, to be SUCCESSFUL, we need to change our mindset. After all, what we endure will only make us stronger and determined.
I’ve been reading Proverbs 31- The Virtuous Woman. This woman was successful. There are at least 31 characteristics stated about her. Anywhere from ceaseless labor, taking care of her household, she had her husbands confidence and respect, to a prosperous industry. And each day, I look into the mirror and say out loud. “I am a success, I will succeed.” And, I have to say, I’m beginning to feel more confident.
I heard a story about a woman that walked up to a successful businessman and said, I want to be successful like you. But, (here’s the word that only grows. I look at my backside and can testify to that. LOL). But, I don’t have any experience, I don’t have the education and so forth. (everything coming out of her mouth was what she couldn’t do.) The man turned and faced her. “You’ll never be successful until you change your way of thinking. You’ll not be successful until you can say and believe that you are successful.
Success isn’t only being triumphant, it’s about believing in yourself and pushing through your doubts.
You are a success. Square your shoulders, hold your head up and say, I am a SUCCESS. I’ am SUCCESSFUL! I will SUCCEED!
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